"Chief Charlie Beck's entire career has been about public service, and I've been proud to work closely with him. A son of a police officer and lifelong member of the LAPD, he has always seen policing as a way to transform communities and change the world. As Chief, he built strong trust in L.A.'s neighborhoods, centered on the sound foundation of constitutional policing. He continues to be a valued partner of mine and the office I direct. All of us in Los Angeles owe Charlie a deep debt of gratitude for his decades of exceptional service."