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Jonathan L.  Tippet, Captain III

Jonathan L. Tippet

Captain III
Robbery-Homicide Division

email Captain Jonathan L. Tippet
was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department on May 31, 1988.
He worked a variety of assignments as a police officer, which
included Harbor, Central, Rampart and Metropolitan Division. His
experience included patrol, special problems units, surveillance,
narcotics and gangs. While assigned to Rampart Division he worked
patrol and gangs, and was promoted to Police Officer III in the
gang unit. Tippet was later promoted to Senior Lead Officer and was
responsible for the area known as the Pico/Union District. His
ability to speak Spanish allowed him to develop very good
relationships and partnerships with the community.

In 1996, Tippet proudly became an Element Member, of the "Elite"
Metropolitan Division and was assigned to C Platoon. He was later
promoted to Assistant Squad Leader. His experience as a
Metropolitan Division officer includes crime suppression, task
force operations, high-risk warrants, crowd control/crowd
management, VIP/dignitary protection, major events and special
operations. In 2002, he was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned
to Southeast Division where he worked the following assignments,
Patrol Supervisor, Patrol Adjutant, Area Adjutant, and Assistant
Watch Commander. In 2009, after four years as a Watch Commander,
Tippet returned to Metropolitan Division as a supervisor and was a
Squad Leader in both C Platoon, and B Platoon.

In 2011, Captain Tippet was promoted to Lieutenant and returned to
Southeast Area as a Watch Commander. In 2012, Tippet was assigned
to the Southeast Gang Impact Team and was promoted to Lieutenant II
as the Officer-In-Charge. Tippet's duties and responsibilities
included overseeing the uniformed gang officers, gang detectives
and narcotics unit, assigned to Southeast. In 2014, Captain Tippet
was selected to be the Adjutant to the Commanding Officer of
Operations-South Bureau. In April 2015, Tippet was promoted to
Captain and has served as the Patrol Commanding Officer of Olympic
Division and Pacific Division.

Captain Tippet is an active resident of the City of Los Angeles, is
married to a fellow officer and has two adult children, a son and a
daughter. Tippet has obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in
Criminal Justice Management from the Union Institute and

June 2016, Captain Tippet became the Assistant Commanding Officer
of Metropolitan Division and in March 2017, he was promoted to
Commanding Officer of Metropolitan Division, R-Commander. He
remained in that position until December of 2019 when he was
assigned to the "Elite" Robbery Homicide Division.