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Elaine Morales, Captain III

Elaine Morales

Captain III
Security Services Division

email Captain III Elaine Morales
was born in Hollywood, California and raised in Los Angeles County.
She was a law enforcement police explorer for three years, where
she learned the many duties of law enforcement and positive
engagement with the community. She received her Bachelor's degree
from California State-Los Angeles University and joined the Los
Angeles Police Department in 1988.

Her career began at Van Nuys Division as a patrol officer and has
since worked in every bureau, South Bureau CRASH, Newton Patrol,
Bicycle Detail, Central Bureau Narcotics as an undercover officer.
She was promoted to the rank of Training Officer in 1990 and worked
Pacific Patrol, 77th Vice and remained at 77th Division as a Senior
Lead Officer.

In 1997 she was promoted to Sergeant and worked patrol assignments
at Rampart Division, Southeast Division, Transit Rail Division,
Hollenbeck Division, Personnel (Recruitment-Hiring Section) and
Internal Affairs South Section. Her Lieutenant career path included
North Hollywood Division, OIC at Policies and Procedures Division,
OCOP-Community Relations Section, Operations Central Bureau and
Officer-IC Wilshire-Gang Impact Team.

On February 7, 2016, Elaine was promoted to Captain and is
currently assigned to Foothill Division.

She has graduated from the FBI National Academy, West Point
Leadership Development Program and the Sherman Block Supervisory
Leadership Institute.

Captain Morales is a member of the FBI National Academy, Latin
America Law Enforcement Association (LALEY) and the Los Angeles
Women's Police Officer Associates (LAWPOA).

She is a proud mother of her 14 year old son, Adam.