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Armand Carranza, Captain III

Armand Carranza

Captain III
Transit Services Bureau

email Captain Armand Carranza was
born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley region of Southern
California. After graduating from high school, Captain Carranza
enlisted in the United States Army. Carranza's duty assignments
included both U.S. and overseas assignments including the Pacific,
European, and Central American theatres. Upon completing his tour
of duty, Carranza returned home to California.

In 1990, Carranza was appointed to the Los Angeles Police
Department and attended the Los Angeles Police Academy. Upon
graduating from the Academy, Carranza began his LAPD career working
Wilshire patrol. After completing his probationary assignment,
Carranza was transferred to Northeast Division. While at Northeast,
his assignments included patrol, vice, and CRASH. In 1996, Carranza
was promoted to Field Training Officer in Southwest Division.

In 2000, Carranza was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to West Los
Angeles Patrol Division. In 2002, Carranza was transferred to
Foothill Division where he continued working as a patrol
supervisor. In 2006, Carranza was selected to supervise the
Foothill Area War Room. The War Room concept initiated in Foothill
focused all available assets in a synchronized crime fighting plan
of action. In 2007, Carranza transferred to Hollenbeck Division and
instituted the War Room concept in that command.

In 2008 Carranza was promoted to lieutenant and selected to be on
the Olympic Area Transition Team. Upon the activation of Olympic
Area, Carranza became one of the Patrol Watch Commanders. In 2009,
Carranza was transferred to West Los Angeles Area. At West L.A.
Carranza started as a Watch Commander and was later selected to
command the West L.A. Detective Division. In 2013 Carranza was
promoted to become the OIC of the Valley Communications Dispatch
Center. In 2015, Carranza was promoted to Captain being assigned to
Pacific Area.