Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Dodgers Nominate Ex-LAPD Officer Richard Wemmer As New Security Chief
Wemmer, who retired from the LAPD in 2008 after nearly 40 years in law enforcement, was a commanding officer for the Rampart and Northeast patrol divisions and training divisions, as well as the Van Nuys, West Los Angeles and Wilshire-area stations.
Another of his selling points was that he served as the officer-in-charge of the anti-terrorist division's investigative unit during the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
Wemmer also served on the board of directors of the Command Officers Assn., which clashed repeatedly with then-Chief Bernard C. Parks in the late 1990s and early 2000s over a range of issues. Wemmer was one of three members who sued the department and Parks, alleging they were denied promotions as retaliation.