Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna has announced command staff assignments that will become effective March 7, 2015. Commanders typically rotate every few years to afford them increased opportunities for community engagement and career development.
Recent command changes in the Patrol Divisions were announced for Commander Robert Smith who took charge of the West Division and newly promoted Commander Rudy Komisza who will be assigned to the North Division. Today, Chief Luna announced that Commander Liz Griffin, a 22-year veteran, would assume command of the East Patrol Division. Her previous assignments include Patrol, Field Training Officer, Violent Crimes, Youth Services, North Division Bike Patrol, Internal Affairs Division, and as the Administrative Lieutenant to the Deputy Chief of Patrol. She recently commanded the Security Services Division.
In addition to the Patrol Division changes, other new assignments were announced. All commander assignments are as follows:
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE
Chief of Staff: Commander Lisa Lopez
Internal Affairs Division: Commander Richard Conant
Detective Division: Commander Paul LeBaron
Gang & Violent Crimes Division: Commander Robert Luman
East Division: Commander Liz Griffin
North Division: Commander Rudy Komisza
West Division: Commander Robert Smith
Field Support Division: Commander Don Wood
Port Police Division: Commander Randy Allen
Security Services Division: Commander Rick Farfan
Training & Communications Division: Commander Alex Avila