Fred H. Lau

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Fred Lau (Chinese: 劉百安,[1] born June 26, 1949) is a former chief of police for San Francisco from 1996–2002. He was the first Asian American to ever hold the position of police chief. He is the current TSA Federal Security Director of the San Francisco International Airport.

Early life[edit]

Lau was born at the San Francisco Chinese Hospital in Chinatown, San Francisco, and grew up in Chinatown. He graduated from Galileo High School and San Francisco State University.[2]


Lau entered the SF Police Academy in 1971 and joined the San Francisco Police Department following graduation.[3] He also attended and graduated from City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University.[4]


External links[edit]

  • [1][dead link] Biography of Fred Lau. Article. January 2002.
Police appointments
Preceded by
Anthony Ribera
Chief of San Francisco Police Department
Succeeded by
Prentice E. Sanders