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Kathleen Burns , Captain III

Kathleen Burns

Captain III
Devonshire Division

email Captain Kathleen J. Burns
was born in Van Nuys, California. She resided in several areas
throughout Southern California prior to moving out-of-state to
pursue her Bachelor's Degree. In 1994, Captain Burns received a
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada,
Las Vegas. In 1995, she returned to California and began her career
with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Captain Burns worked a variety of assignments including Patrol,
Traffic, Vice, and several Specialized Units. In 2003, she was
promoted to rank of Detective where she conducted investigations on
a variety of crimes including Burglary and Robbery. During this
time, she took on the challenge of working on her Master's Degree
in Public Administration at California State University,
Northridge, which she completed in 2005. Also in 2005, she was
assigned to Narcotics where she found her calling to serve the
community and make neighborhoods safer by focusing on quality of
life issues. This led to Captain Burns being promoted to the rank
of Detective III as the Officer-In-Charge of a Narcotics
Enforcement Detail.

In 2012, Captain Burns was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and
was assigned to West Los Angeles Division as a Watch Commander. In
2014, she transferred to Mission Division where she soon promoted
to the Commanding Officer of Detectives. She had oversight of all
criminal investigations, including several high-profile cases.
Captain Burns has a passion for investigations and identifying and
apprehending criminal offenders.

In March of 2017, Captain Burns was promoted to the rank of Captain
as the Commanding Officer of Devonshire Patrol Division. She is
committed to serving the communities of Los Angeles and supporting
the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Captain Burns lives with her husband in the Santa Clarita Valley,
and enjoys a variety of challenging physical fitness activities.