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LAPD Cmdr. Jeffrey L. Greer named deputy chief of Riverside Police Department

September 3, 2010 |  7:39 am

Greer The Bill Bratton legacy is continuing to spread across Southern California police departments.

Los Angeles Police Cmdr. Jeffrey L. Greer, 52, has been named the new deputy chief of the Riverside Police Department, where he joins Chief Sergio Diaz, a former top aide to Bratton.

Greer, who has been with the LAPD for more than 29 years, rose through the management ranks during former Chief William J. Bratton's time at the helm. Greer will be in charge of the Riverside office of field operations, which includes the special operations, field operations and investigations divisions.

He will oversee about 380 sworn officers and 88 civilian support staff.

"I am extremely impressed with Jeff's range of experience, his formal training and education, and his leadership skills," Diaz said.

Greer will be part of a four-person team at the helm of the Riverside Police Department.

In addition to Diaz, there is Assistant Chief of Police Christopher Vicino, who assumes his new duties Friday, and Deputy Police Chief Mike Blakely, who is in charge of the department's support services division, including the personnel, training and internal affairs bureaus and the administrative services division.

Greer is currently assistant commanding officer of the LAPD's detective bureau. He will retire from that post and begin work in Riverside on Sept. 17.

"I am looking forward to the new challenges we will face and to helping the city of Riverside and its police department move forward," he said.

-- Richard Winton

Photo: LAPD Cmdr. Jeffrey L. Greer. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department