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Johnny Smith, Captain III

Johnny Smith

Captain III
Foothill Division

email Captain Johnny Smith is a
25-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. As a member
of the Los Angeles Police Department, Captain Smith takes great
pride in having the opportunity of serving all Angelinos with
purpose, compassion and in partnership.

Captain Smith joined the Department in 1992 and has enjoyed a
variety of assignments as a police officer to include Newton Street
and 77th Street. In 1998, he became an Element Member, of the
"Elite" Metropolitan Division and was assigned to C Platoon. His
experience included patrol, special problems units, surveillance,
narcotics and gangs. From Metropolitan Division, Smith was promoted
to the rank of Detective and assigned to Hollywood Division as a
Gang/Homicide investigator. He eventually promoted to the rank of
Detective supervisor in the Rampart area. In 2005, Smith promoted
to the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to Foothill Division.
Before leaving Foothill Division he reverted to the rank of
Detective in which he would serve as a supervisor of the Fugitive
Warrant Section, Operations Valley Bureau, Counter Terrorism and
Special Operations Bureau, Surveillance Support Section before
promoting to the rank of Lieutenant in 2016.

As a Lieutenant, Smith was assigned as a Watch-Commander in
Devonshire Division, Office of Operations as the Officer-in-Charge
of Evaluation and Administrative Section then as the Special
Assistant to the Chief of Police assigned to The Community
Relations Section.

In 2018, Smith was promoted to the rank of Captain, assigned to the
Harbor Community Police Station. Captain Smith oversees the
day-to-day patrol operations with over 300 sworn and civilian

Smith was born in Los Angeles and spent his childhood growing up in
the Rampart Area of Los Angeles before moving to La Crescenta,
California. Smith is the very proud father of a daughter and

Captain Smith earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal
Justice from the Union Institute and University of Ohio. He has
also graduated from the WestPoint Executive Leadership Program and
the Sherman Block Leadership Institute.


About Foothill

Foothill Telephone Directory

Foothill Area Goals

Valley Traffic

Foothill Jan 2019 CPAB Meeting

Community-Police Advisory Boards (C-PAB) Meeting Schedule and City-Wide Minutes


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