Police Chief Portraits
Over the last few years, I’ve been able to meet and photograph local police chiefs (and one deputy chief) for Behind the Badge. I recently went through the shots and picked some that I liked that may have not seen print in the magazine or online.
Bell Police Chief Tony Miranda in a restaurant near the police station. Miranda has meet and greets in different restaurants around the city in an attempt to mend relations with residents following the city’s corruption scandal.
Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams had to deal with an officer involved shooting in which one of two men killed in a shootout with officer after they fled a traffic stop turned out to be a man uninvolved with the incident. Her handling of the shooting established a trust with the public and within her ranks.
Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Jose Perez oversaw the department’s handling of the “Occupy” movement’s removal from City Hall Park in November of 2011.
Anaheim Chief of Police John Welter at the 600 block of Anna Dr where Manuel Diaz was shot and killed by an officer in 2012, sparking riots in the city against the department.
Covina Police Chief Kim Raney is retiring after 15 years in the position and 39 years with the department