Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024

AdvertiseDonateSubmit
NewsSportsArtsOpinionThe QuadPhotoVideoIllustrationsCartoonsGraphicsThe StackPRIMEEnterpriseInteractivesPodcastsBruinwalkClassifieds

Dominic Choi receives appointment to serve as interim chief of LAPD

Dominic Choi stands behind a podium next to Mayor Karen Bass. Choi was appointed as the interim police chief of the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday. (Courtesy of Office of Mayor Bass)

By Sharla Steinman

Feb. 7, 2024 4:57 p.m.

This post was updated Feb. 8 at 10:34 p.m.

Dominic Choi was appointed as interim chief of the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday.

Choi will assume the position March 1 and will be the first Asian American to lead the LAPD. The LA Board of Police Commissioners unanimously approved his appointment to replace current LAPD Chief Michael Moore, who announced his retirement in January. Moore, who has served as chief since 2018, will remain in the position until the end of February.

“This appointment will continue our work to make Los Angeles safer,” Mayor Karen Bass said in a press release. “I look forward to working with Interim Chief Choi in the coming months as he provides steady and stable leadership for our police department.”

Choi began his career with the LAPD in 1995 and worked patrol assignments in a variety of divisions, eventually becoming a detective, sergeant and lieutenant. In 2014, he was promoted to captain, serving in areas including the northeast San Fernando Valley and the Westside. In 2017, he became commander of operations central bureau and later the department’s homeless coordinator. In 2019, he was promoted to deputy chief.

Share this story:FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
Sharla Steinman | City and Crime Editor
Steinman is the 2023-2024 city and crime editor. She was previously a city and crime contributor. She is also a fourth-year political science student.
Steinman is the 2023-2024 city and crime editor. She was previously a city and crime contributor. She is also a fourth-year political science student.
COMMENTS
Featured Classifieds
Campus Recruitment

ELDERLY MAN SEEKING Private instructions on Microsoft Touchscreen computer and Apple I-Phone. Please call Martin at 310-551-1000

More classifieds »
Related Posts