Los Angeles' new police commissioners, heeding the recommendations of Mayor Richard Riordan, who appointed them, elected Rabbi Gary Greenebaum as their president Tuesday.
Deirdre Hill, an attorney, was elected vice president.
Aside from some minor procedural matters, the election was the first order of business undertaken by the five-member Police Commission during its initial meeting at the downtown Parker Center police headquarters.
Greenebaum, western regional director of the American Jewish Congress, and Hill, the daughter of state Sen. Teresa Hughes (D-Inglewood), were the only commissioners nominated for their respective posts and were elected by unanimous votes.
Both have voiced strong support for police reforms recommended by the Christopher Commission.
The other members of the police commission, all of whom were present at Tuesday's meeting, are Herbert F. (Bert) Boeckmann II, a prominent San Fernando Valley car dealer who served previously on the commission; Art Mattox, a Xerox executive who is a member of a police gay advisory group, and Enrique Hernandez Jr., a security firm executive.