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Jonathan L.  Tippet, Captain III

Jonathan L. Tippet

Captain III
Metro Division

email Captain III Jonathan L.
was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department on
May 31, 1988. He worked a variety of assignments as a police
officer, which included Harbor, Central, Rampart and Metropolitan
Division. His experience included patrol, special problems units,
surveillance, narcotics and gangs. While assigned to Rampart
Division he worked patrol and gangs, and was promoted to Police
Officer III in the gang unit. Tippet was later promoted to Senior
Lead Officer and was responsible for the area known as the
Pico/Union District. His ability to speak Spanish allowed him to
develop very good relationships and partnerships with the

In 1996, Tippet proudly became an Element Member, of the "Elite"
Metropolitan Division and was assigned to C Platoon. He was later
promoted to Assistant Squad Leader. His experience as a
Metropolitan Division officer includes crime suppression, task
force operations, high-risk warrants, crowd control/crowd
management, VIP/dignitary protection, major events and special
operations. In 2002, he was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned
to Southeast Division where he worked the following assignments,
Patrol Supervisor, Patrol Adjutant, Area Adjutant, and Assistant
Watch Commander. In 2009, after four years as a Watch Commander,
Tippet returned to Metropolitan Division as a supervisor and was a
Squad Leader in both C Platoon, and B Platoon.

In 2011, Captain Tippet was promoted to Lieutenant and returned to
Southeast Area as a Watch Commander. In 2012, Tippet was assigned
to the Southeast Gang Impact Team and was promoted to Lieutenant II
as the Officer-In-Charge. Tippet's duties and responsibilities
included overseeing the uniformed gang officers, gang detectives
and narcotics unit, assigned to Southeast. In 2014, Captain Tippet
was selected to be the Adjutant to the Commanding Officer of
Operations-South Bureau. In April 2015, Tippet was appointed as the
Commanding Officer of Olympic Patrol Division.

As an active resident of Los Angeles, Captain Tippet fully embraces
the principles of community-based policing within the City he calls
home. Tippet is married to a fellow officer and has two adult
children, a son and a daughter. Tippet has obtained a Bachelor's of
Science degree in Criminal Justice Management from the Union
Institute and University. Tippet is known for his archaeological
interests and exploring the jungles of southern Mexico and Central
America in search of Mayan ruins.