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Gary S. Newton, Municipal Captain II

Gary S. Newton

Municipal Captain II
Custody Services Division

email Municipal Captain Gary S
's career in law enforcement began in 1987 and joined
the City of Los Angeles family in 1990. He holds the position of
Municipal Police Captain and is assigned to the Office of Special
Operations. Captain Newton joined the LAPD in 2013 when the
Department of General Services Police force was absorbed by the
department as an austerity measure to assist in bringing the City
back into financial balance.

He previously spent more than 10 years as the Chief of Police for
the City of Los Angeles, Department of General Services, Office of
Public Safety. In this capacity, he commanded a combined sworn and
civilian force of over 400 staff responsible for quality of life
law enforcement and security services at over 1,000 sites
throughout the City including the downtown civic center complex,
parks, libraries, the Convention Center and the Los Angeles Zoo. He
was also responsible for organizational strategic vision, budget,
security technology consulting, design, installation, monitoring;
and served as the contract administrator for several physical and
technology related contracts.

Prior to that, he was the Chief Park Ranger for the City of Los
Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks. In his 12 years with
that organization, he rose through the ranks and held every park
ranger classification. His assignments included uniformed patrol,
field supervisor, background investigator, internal affairs
investigator, interpretive hike guide, wildland firefighter, and
was a member of the mounted detail. In his capacity as Chief Park
Ranger, he was responsible for the overall management of physical
and technology based law enforcement and security programs at the
City's parks, recreation facilities, golf courses, museums, child
care and senior centers. He was also tasked with developing,
administering, and coordinating the emergency planning and
emergency operations of the Department. Before his departure, he
was responsible for obtaining California Peace Officer Standards
and Training (P.O.S.T.) accreditation for the organization.

He began his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Department as a law enforcement explorer. In 1989 he
graduated as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff. In this capacity, he worked
patrol at the Crescenta Valley and Altadena stations. His final
assignment was controlled substance investigations and serving
search warrants as a member of the Department's Headquarters
Narcotics Bureau.

Gary S Newton attended California State University, Los Angeles
where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
He also holds a Masters Degree in National Security Studies from
American Military University. He earned his Executive Management
Certificate from the California Commission on Peace Officer
Standards and Training.

Gary S Newton is the proud father of two daughters.