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Josh Rubenstein , Public Information Director II

Josh Rubenstein

Public Information Director II
Media Relations Division


Director Rubenstein
brings his extensive media expertise and well-known enthusiasm
for the LAPD to lead our strategic communications and media
efforts in new and innovative ways. As the Commanding Officer of
the recently established Public Communications Group, Director
Rubenstein will oversee Media Relations Division, which will
continue to be led by Captain Andy Neiman and his dedicated team
of sworn and civilian media professionals.

Director Rubenstein will report to the Director of the Office of
Constitutional Policing and Policy and will serve as a key
communications strategist and advisor to LAPD command staff and
Department personnel.

Director Rubenstein is a graduate of the University of
Illinois-Urbana where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts
& Communications and later earned a Master's in Public
Administration and Urban Planning from California State
University, Northridge. He has also completed FEMA courses on the
National Incident Management System and advised non-profits and
other organizations on communications strategies.

Director Rubenstein was a co-chair of North Hollywood Area's
Community Police Advisory Board and has been publicly recognized
for his community engagement efforts by the Los Angeles City
Council. He is a recipient of two Golden Mic Awards and won an
Emmy for his coverage of the emergency landing of Jet Blue flight
292 at LAX.