The Office of Operations (OO) oversees the four geographical bureaus of the Los Angeles Police Department. These bureaus are the Central Bureau, West Bureau, Valley Bureau, and South Bureau, including their patrol divisions and detective divisions, although the Detective Bureau maintains functional responsibility of the detectives assigned to geographical detective divisions. It also oversees the departments COMPSTAT (computer statistics) process.
The Office of Operations is headed by the Director of Operations, currently Assistant Chief Michel Moore. He is also designated as the First Assistant Chief, which means he will assume the duties of Chief of Police Charlie Beck in his absence.
Office of Operations in the Major Crimes Universe Edit
In the Major Crimes Universe, the Office of Operations oversees the four geographical bureaus of the department as well as some specialized bureaus and divisions.
The specialized divisions that are overseen by the Office of Operations are the Major Crimes Division, Counter-Terrorism Division, Criminal Intelligence Division, and the Real-Time Analysis and Critical Response Division.
Director of Operations Edit
The Director of Operations holds the rank of Assistant Chief and heads the Office of Operations.
In the Major Crimes Universe, the Director of Operations is also considered the First Assistant Chief, standing in for the Chief of Police when he is absent. This could mean that in the Major Crimes Universe, there are no other Assistant Chiefs like there are in the real LAPD, or that the Director of Operations is chosen to be in that position because he already oversees most of the personnel of the department, and therefore is the most qualified to lead the department during the Chief's short absences.
- Assistant Chief William Pope is the Director of Operations during The Closer.
- Assistant Chief Russell Taylor is the Director of Operations during Major Crimes until Season 5 episode "White Lies, Part 1" when he was murdered in a courtroom shooting.
- Acting Assistant Chief Fritz Howard is the Acting Director of Operations during Major Crimes, Season 5, from episode "White Lies, Part 1" onward. He returned to lead the Special Operations Bureau after Leo Mason was promoted to Assistant Chief and assigned as Taylor's permanent replacement in "Shockwave, Part 2".
- Assistant Chief Leo Mason was promoted to replace Taylor as the Director of Operations in Major Crimes, Season 5 finale, "Shockwave, Part 2".
Other Personnel Edit
Office of Special Operations Edit
In 2010, Chief Charlie Beck reorganized the LAPD after he was sworn in as the new Chief of Police, during which he created the Office of Special Operations (OSO), which began to oversee the departments specialized functions, meaning the Detective Bureau, Special Operations Bureau (SOB), and the Counter-Terrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau (CTCIB). SOB and CTCIB later merged to create the new Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau (CTSOB).
The Office of Special Operations is headed by the Director of Special Operations, currently Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala.
Chief Girmala is assisted by Commander Vito Palazzolo, who has oversight over the departments security and inmate detention.
Commander Palazzolo has oversight of the Security Services Division, which provides security to the Historic Los Angeles City Hall, the Los Angeles Central Library, the Los Angeles Zoo, the Los Angeles Convention Center as well as city parks, recreation centers, senior centers, and beaches located in the city of Los Angeles; the Custody Services Division, which maintains all of the jails used by the department; and the Property Division, which maintains and handles all items in the custody of the department including the personal effects of LAPD prisoners.
Office of Special Operations in the Major Crimes Universe Edit
In the Major Crimes Universe, the reorganization that created the Office of Special Operations has not happened, even though it was suggested in Season 7 of The Closer when Tommy Delk was promoted to Chief of Police. Delk created a new organizational chart of the department which would have promoted Russell Taylor to Assistant Chief of the Office of Special Operations.
Before Tommy Delk could make these changes public, he died of a sudden brain aneurysm. After Assistant Chief of Operations Will Pope was appointed as the Interim Chief of Police (and later permanently to Chief of Police), he did not make any changes to the organization of the Major Crimes Universe LAPD, as the recently promoted Assistant Chief Taylor was also appointed as the Assistant Chief of Operations, rather than Assistant Chief of Special Operations.
Because of this, in the Major Crimes Universe's LAPD, the Office of Operations still oversees all specialized functions of the department as the Office of Special Operations has not been created.
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Ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department • Professional Standards Bureau
Office of Operations:
Major Crimes Division • Detective Bureau • Special Operations Bureau • Counter-Terrorism and Criminal Intelligence Division • RACR Division