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Jennifer Thomas, Captain II

Jennifer Thomas

Captain II
Risk Management Division

email Captain Jennifer Thomas was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She immigrated
to the United States when she was 14 years old. She came from a
family of law enforcement. Both her grandfather and uncle were
policemen in Taiwan and her father-in-law is a retired detective
with Montebello Police Department. She is married to Brian Thomas,
who is a also a Captain with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Captain Thomas was a police explorer in Singapore. She was
appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department in January 1995,
fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a Los Angeles Police
Officer. As an officer, her assignments included Central Patrol
Division, Central and Operations - Central Bureau CRASH, and Asian
Crimes Investigation Section. In November 2002, she was promoted to
sergeant where she was assigned to Southeast Patrol Division and
later to Operations - South Bureau, Internal Affairs Division,
Training Group and Incident Management & Training Bureau. In
April 2009, Captain Thomas was promoted to lieutenant where she was
assigned to Central Patrol Division, followed by a term as the
adjutant to the Special Assistant for Constitutional Policing. Upon
her promotion to Captain, she was assigned as the Commanding
Officer of Northeast Patrol Division, Real-Time Analysis and
Critical Response Division. Currently, she is the Commanding
Officer of Risk Management and Policies Division. Jennifer
graduated summa cum laude from Azusa Pacific University with a
Bachelor of Science degree, and with distinction from California
State University, Long Beach, earning a Master's degree in
Emergency Management Services.