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Risk Management Division
City Hall East, 7th Floor
200 North Main Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
In theory, risk management is the identification and prevention or reduction of predictable losses to an organization.
In practice, risk management is a systematic, proactive approach to the reduction of adverse consequences (liability incidents) associated with organizational operations.
Risk Management Group was established on July 19, 2001, to provide greater management oversight of the Department’s liability reduction efforts. The Commanding Officer, Risk Management Group, supervises the activities of the Officers in Charge of the Use of Force Review and Risk Analysis Sections.
The goal of Risk Analysis Section and Use of Force Review Section is to ensure liability control through routine critical analysis of individual and organizational performances relative to management oversight, employee conduct, use of force, pursuits, traffic collisions, and the results of civil litigation in order to identify liability issues and take corrective action. When liability issues are identified appropriate corrective action is initiated. Examples of corrective action include counseling, training, discipline, and/or modifications to existing policy and procedures.