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Daryl Gates (1926–2010)

Founder of the SWAT team and Chief of the Los Angeles Police department for longer than any other Chief in the history of the Los Angeles Police department. Daryl Gates was born on August 30, 1926 in California. He is considered one of the most influential leaders in LAPD history and was famous for his strong stance against drugs. Before becoming ... See full bio »

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Street Kings
Street Kings The Chief
Police Quest: Open Season
Police Quest: Open Season Chief Daryl F. Gates
Behind Bars
Behind Bars Host (Episodes 1-25)
The Secret Wish
The Secret Wish The tattooist


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 2008 Street Kings
The Chief (as Daryl F. Gates)
 2007 The Secret Wish (Short)
The tattooist
 1994 Behind Bars (TV Series)
Host (Episodes 1-25)
 1993 Police Quest: Open Season (Video Game)
Chief Daryl F. Gates (as Chief Daryl F. Gates)
 1991 Hunter (TV Series)
Chief Daryl Gates / Daryl Gates
- Fatal Obsession: Part 2 (1991) ... Chief Daryl Gates (as Chief Daryl Gates)
- Fatal Obsession: Part 1 (1991) ... Daryl Gates (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Author of the memoir, "Chief: My Life in the L.A.P.D." published by Bantam. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chief Daryl F. Gates | Chief Daryl Gates | Daryl F. Gates

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About the Rodney King beating: "I was shocked like everybody else. And I knew that type of incident was going to happen since the suppression of the choke-hold appliance." See more »


He studied at Pasadena City College and earned a Bachelor's Degree from University of Southern California in Los Angeles. See more »



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