Meet The New LAPD Chief Michel Moore

Michel Moore (Courtesy of LAPD)

The LAPD's former second-in-command is now the top man.

Michel Moore replaces Charlie Beck, who stepped down Wednesday after serving as chief since 2009.

Mayor Eric Garcetti delivered the oath of office to Moore inside a packed city council chambers Wednesday, but the new police chief is expected to be publicly sworn in on Thursday.

Moore, who arrived at the LAPD around around the same time as Beck in 1981, has held nearly every top job at the department, overseeing everything from the budget to personnel to special operations.

He is a detail-oriented, data-driven leader who fancies himself as someone who thinks outside the box. For 20 years, he's had on his office wall an Apple ad that pays homage to people who think different: "Think different: here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels."

At Wednesday's swearing-in, Moore, among other things, promised to use a variety of methods to expand community policing.

"For instance, our officers' engagement in foot beats and bicycle patrols, our ability to do impromptu roll calls in the streets, our engagements with community meetings, the time we spend in houses of worship," he said.

We've got an in-depth look at Moore and his career here.