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Al C. Neal, Commander

Al C. Neal

Commander
Central Bureau

email Commander Al Neal was born in Meridian, Mississippi, and moved to
Los Angeles, California when he was two years old. Captain Neal was
raised in Mid City and South Los Angeles and attended local area
schools. Upon graduation from high school, Captain Neal attended
California State University, Los Angeles. Captain Neal began his
law enforcement career at California State University, Los Angeles
in 1989, as a University Police Officer. Captain Neal served the
campus community until 1993, when he became a recruit for the Los
Angeles Police Department.

Upon graduation from the Los Angeles Police Academy, he was
assigned to Newton Patrol Division where he completed his probation
then transferred to Southeast Patrol Division. He worked various
assignments: Special Problems Unit, Community Resources Against
Street Hoodlums-CRASH, Southeast Tactics Cadre, and promoted to a
Field Training Officer. In 1999, Captain Neal was selected as a
Metropolitan Division Element Member where he worked crime
suppression, dignitary protection, warrant service, and trained
Department personnel on crowd control tactics among other
skills.

In 2003, Captain Neal was promoted to sergeant. As a sergeant,
Captain Neal was assigned to Northeast and Central Patrol
Divisions. Captain Neal was upgraded to Sergeant II in 2006, and
was assigned to Internal Affairs. After leaving Internal Affairs,
Captain Neal became the Assistant Officer In Charge, of the Safer
Cities Initiative - Central Division and then the Officer In Charge
of Planning and Research Division Procedures and Directives Unit.
In 2012, Captain Neal was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to
Southeast Division, as a Patrol Watch Commander. In 2015, he was
upgraded to Lieutenant II and became the Officer In Charge of
Detective Services Section - Detective Support and Vice
Division.

In June of 2016, he was promoted to the rank of captain and
assigned as the Patrol Commanding Officer of Southeast Division. In
June of 2017, Captain Neal was upgraded to Captain II and assigned
as the Commanding Officer, Community Relationship Division. In
August 2018, Captain Neal was assigned to South Traffic Division
and in August 2019, he was upgraded to Captain III and assigned to
77th Street Area.

Captain Neal graduated from Mt San Antonio College, California
University State Long Beach and University of California Irvine,
where he earned his Master's Degree in Criminology, Law and
Society.

Captain Neal is a member of the International Association of Chiefs
of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement
Executives and the Los Angeles Women Police Officers and
Associates.