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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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First Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger Appointed USC V.P. of Civic Engagement NR16206an

Los Angeles: First Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger who is retiring from Los Angeles Police Department, to be appointed as Vice President of Civic Engagement for the University of Southern California effective July 1, 2016.

On June 28, 2016, Chief Charlie Beck and the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department would like to congratulate First Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger on his retirement from the Los Angeles Police Department and on his new appointment to the position of Vice President of Civic Engagement for the University of Southern California (USC).

Chief Paysinger has served the citizens of Los Angeles for 41 years, focusing on crime prevention and community engagement as his ultimate priorities. While pursuing his mandate of crime reduction Chief Paysinger quickly learned that fostering community trust was equally if not more important in achieving crime reductions. Throughout his career, he has remained committed to the positive improvements of our communities as well as developing our youth.

Serving as the First Assistant Chief for the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Paysinger was the Director of the Office of Operations under both Chief Charlie Beck and former Chief William Bratton. Through his leadership of the men and woman who patrol our communities, Chief Paysinger's crime reduction strategies resulted in the lowering of crime throughout the City that had not been seen since the 1950's. "I am very proud of the achievements that Chief Paysinger was able to achieve during his career with the Los Angeles Police Department," said Chief Charlie Beck. "Chief Paysinger was able to accomplish these results through fostering successful partnerships with community leaders and strengthening the foundation of our Community Relations and Youth Programs throughout the Department, and for that he has truly left his mark upon the LAPD and we are all grateful," Beck added.

One such program that Chief Paysinger holds near and dear to his heart is the "Youth First" campaign which provides mentorship, resources and opportunities to more than 10,000 youth in our City. Chief Paysinger also revamped the LAPD Cadet Leadership program that promotes education, leadership, self-esteem and a sense of well-being for the youth of our communities. Under Chief Paysinger's direction, the Cadet Program has grown in the past eight years from 500 Cadets to more than 8,000. This program has graduated thousands between the ages 13- 21 years. The LAPD Cadet program also boasts a 91% graduation rate from high school, with many who continue on to elite universities and institutions.


It is fitting that Chief Paysinger is appointed to the position of Vice President of Civic Engagement, because that is exactly what he has demonstrated throughout his career with LAPD. The experience that Chief Paysinger takes with him will continue to solidify our mission of building community trust and the promotion of community engagement. Chief Paysinger's leadership and sensibilities will serve both the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles Police Department, as we continue to partner to build a stronger community where people live, work, educate and thrive without the fear or incidence of crime.

Chief Paysinger has remained steadfast in his commitment to building strong relationships with our community and there is no doubt he will remain absolute in his resolve as he joins the USC family. On behalf of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department, Congratulations!


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