Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Congratulations, Chief Beck!

This morning, the L.A. City Council confirmed the appointment of Charlie Beck as our city's new Chief of Police.

Throughout the confirmation process, Chief Beck has repeated this mantra: Cops count. Character counts. Do the right thing and you can make the difference.

I agree. A stronger, more effective LAPD working in collaboration with community partners has made our city the safest it's been in decades.

I was proud to pin the badge on our new chief and I look forward to working with Chief Beck to continue the progress we have made in making the police department a more transparent agency that is accountable to our neighborhoods and is helping to make Los Angeles the safest big city in America.