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Jonathan Tom, Captain II

Jonathan Tom

Captain II
South Traffic Division

email Captain Tom was born and
raised in Los Angeles, California, and is a proud fifth generation
Angeleno. A product of the Los Angeles Unified School District, he
attended Third Street Elementary, Los Angeles Center for Enriched
Studies, and University High School. In 1991, Captain Tom graduated
from the University of Southern California where he earned his
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Captain Tom
was actively involved in Alpha Kappa Psi and is a member of the USC
Alumni Association.

In March 6, 2016, Captain Tom was promoted to Captain and will
proudly serve as the Patrol Commanding Officer of Rampart Area,
which serves approximately 165,000 inhabitants within a 5.54 square
mile area. With a population density similar to Manhattan Island,
it is no secret that Rampart is one of the busiest police stations
in the nation. The Rampart community includes several well-known
areas and landmarks such as Echo Park, Mac Arthur Park, the Rampart
Victorian Homes, and is under the jurisdiction of
Operations-Central Bureau.

Captain Tom has worked assignments in all four geographic bureaus
giving him a varied experience with the different communities that
the Department serves. His former assignments include: Commanding
Officer of Olympic Detective Division, Patrol Watch Commander at
Olympic Division, Officer in Charge of the Evaluation and
Administration Unit in the Office of Operations, Officer in Charge
of the Southwest Area Vice Unit, Investigator at Professional
Standards Bureau, Patrol Supervisor at Newton and Wilshire
Divisions, Auditor at Criminal Intelligence Group, Field
Investigator at Detective Headquarters Division - Gun Unit,
Firearms Instructor at Training Division, Patrol/Special Problems
Unit Officer in West Valley and as a Patrol Officer in West Los
Angeles and Southwest Divisions.

Captain Tom has had an opportunity to work in different leadership
positions during several special/significant events, including the
move of the Space Shuttle Endeavour to the California Science
Center, the Academy Awards, the BET Experience and Awards,
Cic-La-Via Bicycle Ride, Armenian Remembrance March, and May Day
Demonstrations.

Captain Tom is a member of the Department's Peer Support cadre,
board member for the Law Enforcement Association of Asian Pacifics
(LEAAP), member of the Los Angeles Women Police Officers and
Associates (LAWPOA) and former delegate for the Los Angeles Police
Protective League (LAPPL). Captain Tom's personal philosophy is for
all personnel to work hard, treat each other with respect, and
provide service to the community as if the people you are dealing
with were your family. This viewpoint is in line with the
Department's Core Values of "Respect for People," "Quality Through
Continuous Improvement" and "Service to Our Communities."