Capt. Kelley Fraser, head of the West Hollywood sheriff’s station, is now Cmrd. Fraser. The City Council announced Fraser’s promotion at its Monday night meeting.
With this promotion, Fraser will be leaving the station, moving to a new position to help overhaul the trouble plaguing the Los Angeles County jail system.
“West Hollywood has a tradition of promoting extreme and talented people who moved their ways up through the ranks of the sheriff’s department,” said Mayor Jeffrey Prang, thanking Fraser for her service. “That an out member of the LGBT community now is in the highest ranks of the sheriff’s department is really good for West Hollywood and it’s good for LGBT people.”
Fraser, who took charge of the West Hollywood station in May 2010, said she is not sure when her last day in West Hollywood will be. The city will interview for a new station captain shortly.
“As a community, we will be potentially worse off without her, but I’m certain that the sheriff’s department will give us the opportunity and make sure that whoever comes next will do their best to fill those intensely beautiful shoes,” said Councilmember John D’Amico.