STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on LAPD Deputy Chief Bill Scott being named Chief of San Francisco Police Department

“The LAPD is a better department because of Bill Scott. His command in South Bureau has been enormously effective, because he models a principle that goes to the heart of safety and security in Los Angeles: our officers can — and must — build strong and lasting relationships with the communities they serve. Chief Scott has helped save and change countless lives through close partnership with my Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development, and his enthusiasm for initiatives like the Community Safety Partnership show his grasp of law enforcement in the 21st century. His departure is a tremendous loss for L.A., but I know the people of San Francisco are in excellent hands with the integrity, intelligence, and warmth that Chief Scott will bring to his new role.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti