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Mr. Richard M. Tefank

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Executive Director

Phone: (213) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  California , United States
Los Angeles Police Commission
100 West 1St Street Suite 147
Los Angeles , California 90012
United States


Employment History

  • Executive Director
    Police Commission
  • Assistant Inspector
    Police Commission
  • Hired Executive Director
    Police Commission
  • Police Chief
    Buena Park
  • Executive Director
    Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners
  • Executive Director
    LA Community Policing
  • Executive Director
    Los Angeles Police Department

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Buena Park
  • Board Member
91 Total References
Web References
Los Angeles Police Commission Executive ..., 2 Nov 2014 [cached]
Los Angeles Police Commission Executive Director, Richard Tefank
"We are very pleased with the ..., 2 Oct 2012 [cached]
"We are very pleased with the consistently decreasing number of false alarm calls," stated Richard Tefank, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Police Commission, where the Alarm Section for the LAPD is housed.
APA RELATED NEWS - State & National News [cached]
The commission's policy change had been in the making for nearly a year and was prompted, at least in part, by Police Commission Executive Director Richard Tefank, a former Buena Park police chief who has long said he believes the panel violates the law by releasing too much information about shootings. In a letter to the commission last week, Tefank summarized several state laws that he said indicate that officers' names "may" be deemed private personnel information.
His concerns were echoed by leaders of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union that represents LAPD officers. Union officials said that they discussed the matter with Tefank and that he suggested they threaten litigation if they wanted to see a change in the commission's policy.
Tefank acknowledged advising the union to write a letter documenting its concerns but said he did not recall telling officials to threaten litigation.
"I don't believe I did it, but if they say I did, I mean, that's fine," Tefank said.
After receiving the union's letter in the spring of 2005, Tefank said, the commission sought a legal opinion from the city attorney.
Tefank said the commission received that opinion late last year. He said the city attorney concluded that officers' names had to be withheld from the public. Tefank said the commission discussed the matter at least twice in closed session — the threat of a lawsuit, he added, made it legal for commissioners to discuss it privately. The commissioners, he said, voted unanimously to change the policy. In a subsequent interview, however, Tefank said there had been no formal vote and commissioners had merely agreed that the policy should be changed.
Tefank declined to provide a copy of the legal opinion.
Richard M. Tefank ... LA Community Policing, 30 July 2008 [cached]
Richard M. TefankExecutive Director , Los Angeles Police Commission
Richard M. TefankExecutive Director , Los Angeles Police Commission
Los Angeles - On May 27, 2004, the members of the Los Angeles Police Commission selected Richard Tefank as the new Police Commission Executive Director.Mr. Tefank is currently serving as the Assistant Inspector General for the Police Commission and previously served as the Chief of Police in Buena Park and Pomona.He will fill the position recently vacated by Dan Koenig who retired earlier this month after one year of service to the Commission and 33 years of service to the Los Angeles Police Department.Mr. Tefank was selected from the list which was created last year after an extremely extensive nationwide search by Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), was conducted.
Mr. Tefank now has the additional experience of working as an Assistant Inspector General, which gives him even more valuable experience with the Police Commission.
Significant Accomplishments of the LA Police Commission -- 2001 to 2005 ... LA Community Policing, 6 Oct 2009 [cached]
Hired Executive Director Richard Tefank Richard Tefank served as the Assistant Inspector General and also held the position of Chief of Police in Pomona and Buena Park.
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