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HAPCOA Member Promoted to Assistant Chief – LAPD

July 31, 2018

(Los Angeles)  Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore promoted HAPCOA member Robert N. Arcos, to the position of Assistant Chief of Police of the Los Angeles Police Patrol Operations.  Chief Arcos, who was a finalist for the position of Chief, previously served as Deputy Chief of the LAPD’s Central Bureau. 

Assistant Chief Arcos joins HAPCOA member and LAPD Assistant Chief Jorge Villegas (who leads the Administrative Services, which includes training, recruitment, personnel and fiscal operations).  With the appointment of Arcos, along with Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala, the LAPD now has two Latinos (Arcos & Villegas) and one woman serving as Assistant Chiefs of Police – increasing diversity at its highest levels.

The Los Angeles Police Department is the third largest Police Force in the United States.

Assistant Chief Arcos was born in San Antonio, TX and he was raised in Los Angeles.  He is a four-year veteran of the US Army.  He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Union University and a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University.  He has served with the Los Angeles Police Department since 1988.

Assistant Chief Robert Arcos

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