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Alan S. Hamilton, Commander

Alan S. Hamilton

Assistant Commanding Officer - Valley Bureau

email Commander Alan Hamilton was
born in Los Angeles, California. He has attended several colleges
and universities and has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Management. Commander Hamilton has worked Patrol, Special
Enforcement Group, CRASH, Vice, Prostitution Enforcement Detail,
Field Training Officer and Burglary Auto Theft Division as an
Officer. Commander Hamilton worked Major Assault Crimes, CRASH,
Homicide, Property Crimes Detail Coordinator and Auto Crimes Table
Coordinator as a Detective. As a Sergeant, Commander Hamilton
worked as a Patrol Supervisor, Assistant Watch Commander, Hollywood
Vice Supervisor and Special Enforcement Unit (Gang) Supervisor. He
later worked as a Lieutenant in Patrol, Gang Impact Team, Detective
Commanding Officer, Burglary Task Force and Assistant Commanding
Officer of Scientific Investigation Division assignments. Commander
Hamilton has worked as a Patrol Commanding Officer at West Valley
Area and Topanga Area. Commander Hamilton also worked as the
Commanding Officer of Recruitment and Employment Division.
Commander Hamilton is currently the Commanding Officer of Force
Investigation Group.

Commander Hamilton has been a State of California Peace Officer
Standards and Training (POST) Instructor Development Institute
instructor for many years and was awarded the California POST
Excellence in Instruction Award in 2003. Commander Hamilton has
provided instruction for California POST and the Los Angeles Police
Department in the areas of Interview and Interrogation, Technology
in Law Enforcement and Gang Awareness. He has also been a long time
member of the Los Angeles Police Department Mentor Program which
provides career guidance and assistance to other sworn and civilian
members of the Department. Commander Hamilton was involved in the
implementation of the Cyber Crime Consortium, a joint project
between the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Department and University of Southern California Viterbi
Information Sciences Institute.

Commander Hamilton has completed the State of California POST
Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation Certification in
Homicide and Computer Crimes Investigations. Commander Hamilton is
a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.
Commander Hamilton is also a graduate of the Los Angeles Police
Department West Point Leadership Program. Commander Hamilton has
also completed the California POST Management Course.

Commander Hamilton is an active participant in many Department
athletic events. He has participated in the Baker to Vegas
Challenge Cup Relay for over twenty five years. In addition,
Commander Hamilton has competed in the Los Angeles Police Revolver
and Athletic Club (LAPRAAC) Bench Press Contest and regularly plays
in the LAPRAAC Intradepartmental Basketball League.