Tuesday, December 27, 2016

POLA Names New Deputy Police Chief

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Los Angeles has appointed Michael Graychik as its deputy chief of police. Graychik was sworn in to his new position at the Dec. 15 Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners meeting.

In his new role, Graychik is to oversee emergency management, marine and patrol, and support service operations at the Los Angeles Port Police. He will also serve as a member of the Port Police executive team and report to Port Police Chief Tom Gazsi.

Graychik has more than 35 years of law enforcement experience, having started his career as an officer at Los Angeles World Airports. In 1986 he transferred to the Port of Los Angeles and has held numerous positions during his three decades of service at the port.

He fills the position that became vacant when Gazsi was promoted from deputy chief to Port Police Chief in December 2015. Gazsi’s promotion came as a result of then-Chief Ronald Boyd being indicted in April 2015 on federal tax evasion charges. Boyd pleaded guilty in February 2016.