The Information Technology Bureau and the Professional Standards Bureau, which includes the Internal Affairs Group, Special Operations Division and Force Investigation Division, also reports directly to the chief of police.The majority of the LAPD's approximately 10,000 An Assistant Chief, currently First Assistant Chief Michel Moore, commands the office, and reports directly to the chief of police.

Parker advocated police professionalism and autonomy from civilian administration.

However, the Bloody Christmas scandal in 1951 led to calls for civilian accountability and an end to alleged police brutality. The new headquarters is the new Police Administration Building located at 100 W.

The old headquarters for the LAPD was Parker Center, named after former chief William H. 1st St., immediately south of Los Angeles City Hall, which officially opened in October 2009.

The board is responsible for setting policies for the department and overseeing the LAPD's overall management and operations.

The Chief of Police reports to the board, but the rest of the department reports to the chief.

The Office of the Chief of Police is the administrative office comprising the Chief of Staff and the Employee Relations Group.Also reporting to the chief of police is the Director of the Office of Constitutional Policing and Policy, whose office is divided into the Community Policing and Policy Group, Risk Management Legal Affairs Group and Media Relations. The LAPD has been fictionalized in numerous movies, novels and television shows throughout its history.The department has also been associated with a number of controversies, mainly concerned with racism, police brutality, and police corruption.Horrall was replaced by retired United States Marine Corps General William A.Worton, who acted as interim chief until 1950, when William H.