PORT OF LOS ANGELES NAMES MICHAEL GRAYCHIK
AS A NEW DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF
SAN PEDRO, Calif. - December 15, 2016 -The Port of Los Angeles has appointed Michael Graychik as its new deputy chief of police. Graychick was sworn in to his new position at today’s Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners meeting.
In his new role, Graychik will 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.
“Micheal has been an integral and invaluable part of the Port Police team for thirty years,” said Chief Gazsi. “His knowledge and understanding of our operations is second-to-none, making him uniquely qualified to take on this new leadership role at our port— the largest trade gateway in the U.S.”
Graychik has more than 35 years of law enforcement experience. He 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.
“I’m excited about my new role on the force and the new responsibilities that the position will entail,” said Graychik. “The safety of our port and its surrounding communities remains the Port Police’s utmost priority, and being able to play a leadership role in that effort is a privilege and an honor.”
Deputy Chief Graychik is a recent graduate of the FBI’s National Academy and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Leadership Program. He and his wife Danielle currently reside in the Inland Empire and have four grown children and one grandchild.
The Los Angeles Port Police is one of the nation’s few police forces dedicated exclusively to seaport activities. Founded in 1911, the agency enforces all federal, state, and local laws applicable to Port responsibilities, including cargo protection, pollution investigation, vessel traffic control and narcotics interdiction.