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Sandra Russell, Police Administrator I

Sandra Russell

Police Administrator I
Facilities Management Division

email Police Administrator Sandra M. Russell is the Commanding Officer of
Evidence and Property Management Division. She currently oversees
over 100 employees, both sworn and civilian, responsible for
ensuring the physical chain of custody, accountability, and
detailed documentation for booked evidence and property from the
time of booking until adjudication of the case when articles are
released or disposed. She oversees the handling and processing of
evidence and property involving narcotics, currency, firearms,
hazardous materials, biological evidence and high-value

Ms. Russell began her civil service career in 1985 with the Los
Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP). As a Systems Analyst,
she provided training to department personnel on the use of
computer hardware and software. In 1989, she promoted to a Senior
Systems Analyst I at the Information Technology Agency overseeing
the purchasing and installation of computers for all 45 City

In 1994, Ms. Russell joined the LAPD and in 1999, she promoted to a
Senior Systems Analyst II. Ms. Russell has been the Project Manager
for several high profile projects such as the Information
Technology (IT) Liaison for the construction of the new Police
Administration Building (PAB), the Regional Video Command Center,
implementation of wireless camera systems in the geographic areas,
the implementation of the Report Distribution Service that provides
the ability for the community and commercial entities to obtain
their Traffic Collision Reports online and the Community Online
Reporting System allowing the community to file police reports
online. Ms. Russell has worked a variety of leadership positions in
the Emergency Command Control Communications Systems Division,
Information Technology Division, Records & Identification
Division, Personnel Division, Information Technology Bureau, and
the Application Development and Support Division. Ms. Russell
promoted to the command staff ranks as a Police Administrator I in
2016 as the Commanding Officer of Evidence and Property Management

Ms. Russell graduated from the University of California, Los
Angeles (UCLA) with Bachelor of Art degrees in Mathematics Applied
Science and Economics, obtained a Professional Designation in
Systems Analysis Certificate from UCLA, and completed the WestPoint
Leadership and the LAPD Command Development Programs.

Ms. Russell is a member of the Los Angeles Women Police Officers
and Associates and has been awarded the Department's Police
Meritorious Unit Citation Award twice, once in 2003 and again in