By LILY TINOCO | Reporter
Los Angeles Police Department Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore recently announced his retirement and bid farewell to Pacific Palisades.
Moore has been a familiar face in the Palisades for many years—dating back to the early ’90s when he served briefly as a patrol officer.
“It’s been great serving the Pacific Palisades community and I will miss being here,” Moore wrote in an email to the Palisadian-Post.
He previously told the Post in 2006 he wished to be in the Palisades for the remainder of his career and did not have plans to change positions because that would mean spending more time away from his family, which he said was his main priority.
Moore said his job as senior lead officer was “to communicate with the public and let them know what’s happening, to enlist their help in stopping crime and to find out what, in their area, they need help with.”
Moore was involved in the community and made an effort to attend local organizational meetings, including the Pacific Palisades Community Council.
“We are losing one of our favorite LAPD officers, our very own Michael Moore is retiring,” PPCC Chair David Card shared at the council’s January 14 virtual meeting. “He’s done a wonderful job for all of us, he’s been very open and cooperative and helpful to residents of the Palisades and to this council, and we will miss him very much.”
LAPD’s James Allen took over Moore’s position effective January 17, but not on a permanent basis. West Division Commanding Officer Captain III Jonathan Tom told the Post it is unclear when the position will be permanently filled because the city has imposed a hiring and promotion moratorium on LAPD.
Until then, officers will be cycled in and out of the SLO position for 28-day periods.
When the moratorium is lifted and the position is approved to be filled, the position will be open to eligible employees from the department. The selection will include a review of the individual’s work history and be approved by the area captain and commanding office of Operations-West Bureau.
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