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New Downtown Captain Emphasizes Community Policing

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On Sunday, Captain Blake Chow will take over the LAPD's Central Division, which mainly covers downtown. In a short bio released by the department, it credits Chow's rise in the chain of command--from a foot beat cop to commanding officer--with his community policing skills. “I have had the unique opportunity to see the Downtown area in many phases, from the civil unrest that marred many areas of our City, to reemergence, and to the renaissance that is now taking place," Chow said, "I am committed to forging strong partnerships with the residents, businesses, and every entity that calls Downtown home. I know that the key to making Downtown better and safer is a good relationship with our partners in the community.”