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Central Captain Blake Chow Promoted to Commander

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, November 25, 2009, at 08:39PM
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Captain Blake Chow serves Thanksgiving dinner at the L.A. Mission on Wednesday.

As LAPD's Central Division comes to the end of a year in which crime has been down nearly 8% from 2008, it must also prepare for new leadership.

Captain Blake Chow, appointed to head the station in February, is being promoted to Commander. He won't be leaving Downtown, though, just moving down the hall to work in Operations-Central Bureau.

Chow broke the news on his Facebook account this evening. "Chief Beck called me this afternoon to tell me I'm being promoted to Commander," he wrote.

Just today, the Downtown News published a story praising Chow's leadership and his work with the Downtown community. Mentioned was a weekly email Chow sent out, which we publish on blogdowntown.

No successor has been named for the Central Division's top job. Chow will finish out the year in his current role, with the promotion taking effect on January 3.

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