August 27, 2009

Two Former Ombuds Emerge as Contenders for LAPD Chief Post

Two of the names on the short list to succeed outgoing Los Angles Police Chief William J. Bratton have experience in the Department's Ombuds office. One of the top candidates is Sharon Papa, who made Papa made City history in 2003, when she became the LAPD's first woman promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief for the LAPD. Her career in the department included service as the Department's Ombuds Officer. Also mentioned as a possible applicant is Sandy Jo MacArthur, the Deputy Chief for LAPD's Training Group and a former Assistant Ombuds Officer and Mediator. The LAPD's Ombuds Office was created in 1997 to assist the Department's LAPD's 12,000 employees resolve conflicts. As of August 2008, the Ombuds Office was renamed the Work Environment Liaison Division. (LA Times; LAPD Papa Bio; LAPD MacArthur Bio; LAPD WELD.)

1 comment:

  1. As an ombuds in LA, this is great news. Having a chief with ombuds experience will certainly further the rehabilitation of the LAPD.