LAPD promotes first female African-American to rank of deputy chief


The Los Angeles Police Department has named Regina Scott its new deputy chief, making her the first female African-American in the history of the law enforcement organization to achieve that rank.

LAPD Chief Michel Moore announced the promotion as part of his new command staff on Thursday.

“Regina embodies the spirit of the Los Angeles Police Department with a balance of determination, excellence and heart,” Moore said. “In her new role as deputy chief, she will undoubtedly continue that quality work with an emphasis on building bridges, creating healthy communities and fighting crime.”

Scott joined the LAPD in July 1987. She has since held numerous positions and worked a variety of assignments across different bureaus.

Most recently, Scott was also the first female…

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