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Chris Waters, Captain I

Chris Waters

Captain I
Northeast Division

Captain Chris Waters was
born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She was introduced to
the Department as an (LAPD) Explorer (now known as Cadets) and
later entered the Police Academy September 12, 1988.

Captain Waters has worked a variety of assignments and locations
including Patrol, Central Traffic, Detectives, Vice, Office of
Operations, Civil Rights Integrity Division-CRID and Internal
Affairs to name a few. She has had the distinction of being the
Adjutant to three Deputy Chiefs while assigned to Operations-South
Bureau. She has been a Watch Commander, Vice Officer-in-Charge,
Homicide Detective and the Commanding Officer of Commission
Investigation Division (CID). The CID is the regulatory arm of the
Police Commission.

Captain Waters is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University where
she obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree in Business
Administration. She also has a Master of Arts degree from
California State University at Dominguez Hills in Behavioral
Science.

She is a graduate of Cottonwood Leadership College with a degree in
Biblical Studies.

She holds California State Police Officer Standards in Training
(POST) Certificates for the Basic, Advanced, Supervisory and
Management levels. She has also completed and graduated from LAPD's
Command Development School, West Point Leadership School, the
Sherman Block Leadership Institute and the FBI National Academy
Class No. 255.

In her spare time Captain Waters reads, volunteers her time in her
church and community. She is a past member of the Executive Board
of Directors for Challengers Boys and Girls Club, and Association
of Black Law Enforcement Executives. She is the current President
of the Southern California Chapter of National Organization of
Black Law Enforcement Executives, and an active member of other
employee organizations such as: OJB, LA-LEY, LAPOWA, PERF, IACP,
and FBINA.

Captain Waters is the proud mother of one adult son, who also has a
career in law enforcement.