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Lillian L. Carranza, Captain III

Lillian L. Carranza

Captain III
Commerical Crimes Division

email Captain Carranza is a 30-year service veteran of the Los Angeles
Police Department. She was born the first of three children in
Honduras and grew up in various parts of the United States and
graduating high school in New Orleans, LA. She moved to Southern
California in 1988 and joined the Department in 1989.

Captain Carranza rose through the ranks of police officer,
detective, sergeant, and lieutenant working various patrol,
investigative, and administrative assignments throughout the City.
Captain Carranza promoted to the rank of Captain in 2012 and her
assignments included assuming command at Wilshire, 77th Street and
Van Nuys Areas, later transferring to Commercial Crimes Division in

Captain Carranza oversees the Department's Financial Crimes
Sections, Complex Financial Crimes Section, Burglary Auto Theft
Section, Cyber Crimes Section, Intellectual Property Crimes Unit,
Major Theft Task Force and the Taskforce for Regional Auto Theft
Prevention (T.R.A.P.).

T.R.A.P. is Los Angeles County's regional, multi-jurisdictional,
multi-agency taskforce that investigates, prosecutes and deters
vehicle theft and vehicle fraud on a coordinated and cooperative

Captain Carranza attended the University of Southern California,
completing her graduate studies in The Executive Master of
Leadership Program and she is also a graduate of the Police
Executive Research Forum, the Senior Management Institute for
Police, the Supervisory Leadership Institute, and the LAPD
(previously West Point) Leadership program. Captain Carranza has
completed advanced coursework in emergency management,
counterterrorism, and process improvement. She has received
numerous commendations and awards for her police service including
the Department's Meritorious Service Medal for the North Hollywood
Bank Shooting investigation.

Captain Carranza has served as Big Sister for Big Brothers/ Big
Sisters of Greater Los Angeles and served on the Board of Directors
for YMCA of the Valley and New Village Girls Academy. She is a
member of various professional organizations including the Police
Executive Research Forum, the Latin American Law Enforcement
Association, the Los Angeles Women Peace Officers and Associates
Organization, and the International Association of Chiefs of

Captain Carranza strives to promote a community policing style of
leadership that stresses intelligent, partnership-oriented
strategies involving community stakeholders, as well as various
members of the criminal justice system.