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News Release

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Media Relations

Rhonda Sims-Lewis Selected as Commanding Officer of Administrative and Technical Services Bureau for

Los Angeles:Rhonda Sims-Lewis, Assistant General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department, has been selected as the Commanding Officer of the Administrative and Technical Services Bureau for the Los Angeles Police Department.† As commanding officer, she will oversee a wide variety of administrative and support functions for the Police Department including Facilities Management Division, Fiscal Operations Division, Property Division, Motor Transport Division, Scientific Investigation Division, and Personnel Group.† She will command more than 1,200 sworn and civilian employees.† Sims-Lewis assumes her position on July 11, 2005.† She will replace Laura Johnson who retires in July after 35 years with the City.

No stranger to the Police Department, Sims-Lewis was formerly with Internal Affairs Division serving as the first ďCivilian Advocate,Ē conducting both sworn Board of Rights and civilian Civil Service Hearings.† She also served as the Assistant Commanding Officer of Fiscal Operations Division, responsible for coordinating and preparing the Departmentís annual budget.

In addition to her work experience at the Police Department and the Personnel Department, Sims-Lewis has worked for a variety of other City departments including the Community Development Department, the Department of General Services, and the City Administrative Office.

She holds a Bachelorís of Arts degree in Psychology and a Masterís degree in Business Administration, both from the University of California, Irvine.

A photograph of Ms. Sims-Lewis is available from Media Relation upon request.