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February 25, 1942 |
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Awards||Police Meritorious Unit Citation
Police Meritorious Service Medal
1984 Summer Olympics Ribbon
1987 Papal Visit Ribbon
|Department||Los Angeles Police Department|
|Years of service||1963 - 1997|
|Rank||Sworn in as an Officer - 1963
- Chief of Police - 1997
Bayan Lewis (born February 25, 1942) was interim Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department in 1997.
Lewis joined the LAPD in April 1963. Reaching the rank of captain, he headed the anti-terrorist division for the Rampart and West Valley areas, and the west traffic division. As assistant chief, he served as director of the Office of Operations, responsible for 85% of the department's resources. He served in the 40th Infantry Division (Mechanized) of the California National Guard for 23 years, retiring as lieutenant colonel.
He served as director of the Office of Operations and was responsible for the department's largest command. Lewis was instrumental in creating the department's mobile field force.
He was appointed by the LAPD commission on March 31, 1997. Prior to this, he had served in the department for 34 years. Lewis said he was uninterested in the permanent position. He served as director of the Office of Operations and was responsible for the department's largest command. Lewis was instrumental in creating the department's mobile field force.
Lewis took the position May 18, 1997, two months before the July 6 date Willie L. Williams was supposed to step down.
- Lait, Matt (1997-05-03). "Interim Chief Plans to Keep Firm Hand on Department Reins During Transition". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
- Meyer, Josh (1998-01-04). "Former Chief Turns Focus to New Force". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
Willie L. Williams
|Chief of Los Angeles Police Department
Bernard C. Parks
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