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Peter A. Zarcone, Commander

Peter A. Zarcone



Commander Zarcone was
born in Inglewood and raised in Granada Hills, California. He
attended John F. Kennedy High school in Granada Hills and
graduated from California State University, Northridge, receiving
a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy. Upon graduation, he was
commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine
Corps, serving as an Infantry Platoon Commander and Company
Executive Officer. Upon leaving active duty, Commander Zarcone
entered the Los Angeles Police Academy in September of 1988.

As a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve,
Commander Zarcone deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom in December
2002. While serving as the Civil Affairs Officer for the 1st Marine
Division during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Commander Zarcone was
responsible for planning civilian population and resource control
in the Marine sector. Upon reaching Baghdad, Commander Zarcone
coordinated Civil Military Operations, including the rebuilding of
civil infrastructure, coordinating non-governmental organizations'
relief efforts, and restoring police and fire services. Commander
Zarcone attained the rank of Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve in

As a member of the Los Angeles Police Department, Commander
Zarcone has worked as a Patrol Officer, Gang Officer,
Self-Defense Instructor, Patrol Supervisor, Detective, Gang Unit
Supervisor, Task Force Supervisor, District Lieutenant, Gang
Impact Team Officer-in-Charge, Commanding Officer of Olympic
Patrol Division, and Area Commanding Officer of Hollywood and
77th Areas. Commander Zarcone is currently the Assistant
Commanding Officer of Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations