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Lillian L. Carranza, Captain III

Lillian L. Carranza

Captain III
Van Nuys Division

email Captain Carranza was born
in Honduras, Central America. She immigrated to the United States
when she was ten years old. At the time, she only spoke Spanish
and had to learn English. She was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana
and at the age of 18 became a proud citizen of the United States.
She is a twenty-eight year Veteran of the Los Angeles Police
Department. She was the first in her family to attend college.
She completed her Postgraduate education in the Executive Master of
Leadership Degree program at the University of Southern California
(USC). She received her Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory
and Management certificates from the California Police Officer's
Standards and Training (POST). She has worked as a patrol sergeant
and investigative supervisor.

Captain Carranza is a graduate of the Delinquency Control Institute
(DCI) at USC, West Point Leadership Program, and the Sherman Block
Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI). She is also a graduate of
the Institute of Criminal Investigation with specialties in
Homicide, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Investigations. She
attended Boston University and completed the Senior Management
Institute of Police Training Program (SMIP). SMIP is designed to
prepare today's executives for the challenges faced in a profession
changing more rapidly than ever before.

Captain Carranza has worked all investigative tables, a number of
specialized units such as Robbery Homicide-Homicide Specials
Section, Abused Child Unit, Narcotics, Traffic, supervised Senior
Lead Officers, Special Problems Unit, Records, and the Crime
Analysis Unit. She was a member of the Department's COMPSTAT Plus
Inspection Team. She has served as the press information officer,
and was one of the investigative members of a number of high
profile cases such as the Ennis Cosby murder investigation and the
North Hollywood Bank Shooting. She has also worked Internal
Affairs Division both as an investigator and an Assistant
Advocate.

In 2006, she was selected to collaborate in bringing to fruition
one of Chief William Bratton's visions the Real-Time Analysis and
Critical Response Division (RACR), making it the LAPD's first
fusion center, and the Department's first 24-7 Department
Operations Center (DOC).

In 2006, she promoted to Lieutenant I and worked as a Wilshire Area
Patrol Watch Commander. In 2007, she promoted to Lieutenant II as
the Wilshire Detective Division Commanding Officer. She also served
as a member of the Olympic Area Transition Team responsible for the
creation of Olympic Division, the 20th Division of the Los Angeles
Police Department.

On July 15, 2012, she was promoted to the rank of Captain and has
been assigned as the Wilshire and 77th Patrol Divisions Commanding
Officer. Captain Carranza is currently the Van Nuys Area
Commanding Officer. She is proud to lead the fine men and women of
the Van Nuys Area as they work in partnership with the community to
reduce crime and enhance the overall quality of life for those
residing, working and visiting the Area.

Her tenacious approach to problem-solving and unfaltering resolve
for perfection has made her a standout amongst standouts within the
Los Angeles Police Department. She has been the recipient of over
one hundred fifty commendations, and has been awarded the
Meritorious Unit Citation. She is a member of several professional
and community based organizations including, the International
Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Oscar Joel Bryant
Association (OJB), the Latin American Law Enforcement Association
(La Ley), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the Los
Angeles Women Police Officer's Association (LAWPOA), and the
International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA).