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Paul Vernon, Captain I

Paul Vernon

Captain I
Topanga Division

email Captain Paul Vernon is a
28-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department and the
commanding officer of the Topanga Patrol Division, one of 21 LAPD
patrol stations.

Capt. Vernon served as LAPD's public information officer for 3
years, and commanded detectives for 9 years, investigating all
manner of crimes, including homicide. He has held a supervisory
rank since 1991, and worked patrol, gangs, narcotics, training, and
Internal Affairs.

Capt. Vernon is a graduate of the FBI's National Academy. He
co-taught a public corruption seminar with the FBI for Nairobi,
Kenya, law enforcement and traveled to Seoul, South Korea, as part
of a multi-cultural leadership visit. He is an instructor for LAPD
and the Los Angeles Fire Department's Leadership Course, formerly
known as West Point Leadership Program.

Capt. Vernon has a degree in History and and a background in