12/06/2009

Chief Beck officially takes helm at LAPD

Declaring "I will not let you down," Beck took the oath of office to become the 56th leader of the department

By Rick Orlov
San Bernardino County Sun

Declaring "I will not let you down," Police Chief Charlie Beck took the oath of office to become the 56th leader of the Los Angeles Police Department in a formal celebration of his appointment.

Beck has been on the job for two weeks and has already begun remaking the command staff as he takes over a department from Chief William Bratton, who was able to drive down crime to historic low levels and generate the most popular support it has ever had.

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