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Jonathan Tom, Captain III

Jonathan Tom

Captain III
West LA

email Captain Tom was born and
raised in Los Angeles, California and is a proud fifth generation
Angeleno. A product of the Los Angeles Unified School District, he
attended Third Street Elementary, Los Angeles Center for Enriched
Studies, and University High School. In 1991, Captain Tom graduated
from the University of Southern California where he earned his
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Captain Tom
was actively involved in Alpha Kappa Psi and is a member of the USC
Alumni Association.

Captain Tom proudly serves as the Commanding Officer of Critical
Incident Review Division (CIRD), which was formerly known as Use of
Force Review Division. CIRD is responsible for facilitating the
review and adjudication of Non-Categorical Uses of Force on behalf
of the Director, Office of Support Services and Categorical Uses of
Force on behalf of the Chief of Police. The CIRD also provides
administrative support and training to individual officers,
supervisors and command personnel on various Use of Force and
Tactics related issues, including those based on lessons

Captain Tom has worked assignments in all four geographic bureaus
giving him a varied experience with the different communities that
the Department serves. His former assignments include: Commanding
Officer of South Traffic Division, Commanding Officer of Rampart
Patrol Division, Commanding Officer of Olympic Detective Division,
Patrol Watch Commander at Olympic Division, Officer in Charge of
the Evaluation and Administration Unit in the Office of Operations,
Officer in Charge of the Southwest Area Vice Unit, Investigator at
Professional Standards Bureau, Patrol Supervisor at Newton and
Wilshire Divisions, Auditor at Criminal Intelligence Group, Field
Investigator at Detective Headquarters Division - Gun Unit,
Firearms Instructor at Training Division, Patrol/Special Problems
Unit Officer in West Valley and as a Patrol Officer in West Los
Angeles and Southwest Divisions.

Captain Tom has had an opportunity to work in different leadership
positions during several special/significant events, including the
move of the Space Shuttle Endeavour to the California Science
Center, the Academy Awards, the BET Experience and Awards,
Cic-La-Via Bicycle Ride, Armenian Remembrance March, NHL and NBA
Championships and May Day Demonstrations.

Captain Tom is a member of the Department's Peer Support cadre,
board member for the Law Enforcement Association of Asian Pacifics
(LEAAP), member of the Los Angeles Women Police Officers and
Associates (LAWPOA) and former delegate for the Los Angeles Police
Protective League. Captain Tom's personal philosophy is for all
personnel to work hard, treat each other with respect, and provide
service to the community as if the people you are dealing with were
your family. This viewpoint is in line with the Department's Core
Values of "Respect for People," "Quality Through Continuous
Improvement" and "Service to Our Communities.