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Brian Thomas, Captain II

Brian Thomas

Captain II
Internal Affairs Criminal Investigation Division

email Captain Brian Thomas was born in Montebello, California and was
raised in the city of Cerritos. After graduating from Cerritos High
School, Brian attended Arizona State University, where he earned
his Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Business. In 2005, Brian
earned his Master's Degree in Emergency Management Services from
the California State University, Long Beach. Brian is married to
Jennifer Thomas, who is also a Captain with the Los Angeles Police
Department. Brian's desire to be a police officer was instilled in
him at an early age. His father, Randy Thomas, worked 40 years for
the Montebello Police Department, retiring as a detective. This
early exposure to law enforcement had a significant impact on Brian
and his commitment to serve the community. In 1995, Brian joined
the Los Angeles Police Department. Upon graduating from the Police
Academy, Brian was assigned to 77th Street Division and Newton
Street Division where he worked patrol, CRASH, the robbery detail
and as a Field Training Officer. In 2003, Brian was promoted to
sergeant where he was assigned to 77th Street Division, Rampart
Division, Internal Affairs Group, and Operations-West Bureau. In
2008, Brian was promoted to lieutenant and was assigned to
Northeast Division as the Watch Commander, Administrative
Lieutenant, and Acting Detective Commanding Officer. In 2012, Brian
was promoted to a Lieutenant II at Planning and Research Division
where he was in charge of the Procedures and Directives Section. In
September 2013, Brian was promoted to Captain of Police and was
assigned to West Los Angeles Patrol Division. In October, 2014
Brian was assigned as the Commanding Officer of Internal Affairs
Group, Criminal Investigative Division.