VALLEY COMMANDER ON CHIEF LIST 29-YEAR LAPD VETERAN COVETS CAREER GOAL.
Byline: Mariel Garza Staff Writer
Deputy Chief Ron Bergmann, commander of operations at the Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. Police Department's San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
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Bergmann is the 13th candidate to become publicly identified. The Police Commission, which will interview the top candidates later this month, has not released the names of the 50 applicants.
Police Commissioners expect to whittle the list of candidates down to three finalists by September. Commission officials plan to announce the names of the three finalists when they hand over the short list to Mayor James Hahn For the Iowa politician, see .
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Bergmann has been the Valley's top cop for the last 1 1/2 years. A Valley resident since 1973, he has served as commanding officer of the West Valley patrol division and the area commander of the Foothill Division Community Police Station.
Bergmann said that it's been his goal throughout his career to be LAPD's police chief. He expects competition will be tough because of the number of qualified candidates for the job.
``I certainly have some ideas about how the department can move into the 21st century,'' he said, saying it would be inappropriate to discuss them publicly at this time.
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Former Deputy Chiefs Art Lopez and Mark Kroeker, who are now chiefs in Oxnard and Portland, Ore., respectively, are also vying for the job.