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Steve Embrich, Captain III

Steve Embrich

Captain III
Pacific Division

email Captain Embrich is a 24
year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department and currently
serves as the Commanding Officer of West Valley Patrol Division,
which serves approximately 196,840 residents within West Valley's
33.5 square mile area. As the Commanding Officer of West Valley
Patrol Division, Captain Embrich is responsible for overseeing the
activities of approximately 150 patrol officers and supervisors who
are tasked with crime reduction and addressing quality life issues
in within our community. Captain Embrich is a tireless supporter of
community policing and believes it is essential that the Los
Angeles Police Department work closely with the community we

Prior to his promotion to the rank of Captain, he served as a
Lieutenant II, assigned to Gang and Narcotics Division, where he
was assigned as the Officer in Charge of the Gang Support Section.
His duties and responsibilities included oversight of the Gun Unit,
CLEAR, CALGANG, FBI Gang Task Force, Gang Administrative Unit and
Gang Field Unit. As a Lieutenant, he also served as a Patrol Watch
Commander at Wilshire and Topanga Areas.

As Sergeant, Captain Embrich worked as a Field Supervisor in
Foothill Area, West Los Angeles Area and Van Nuys Area. In 2005,
Captain Embrich was selected to work with the Mission Area
transition team and served as the first Patrol Adjutant at the
newly constructed Mission Station. Captain Embrich experience as a
Sergeant also included tours in Training Division, Personnel and
Training Bureau and Topanga Area, where he served as a Firearms
Supervisor, Chief's Aide (Uniform and Equipment Coordinator) and
Assistant Watch Commander.

He began his career with the Los Angeles Police Department in July
of 1994 and his first duty assignments included tours at West
Valley Area, Devonshire Area and Training Division where he worked
as a patrol officer, foot beat officer, Valley Tagger Task Force
Coordinator, Officer in Charge of the Devonshire Volunteer
Surveillance Team and firearms instructor.

Captain Embrich also proudly served his country, and recently
retired from the Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel with over 32
years of combined service. His military service included six years
as an enlisted infantryman and over 26 years as a commissioned
officer, serving in both the Field Artillery and Military
Intelligence branches of the Army. Captain Embrich was awarded the
bronze star medal for his service in Iraq.

He is very involved in Department athletics and is a member of the
LAPD Pistol Team. The team represents the Department at various
competitive events to include the United States/World Police and
Fire Gams and the National Police Shooting Championships (NPSC). He
competed on the four-officer team that won national championships
in 2015 and 2016 at the NPSC in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Captain Embrich was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and attended the
University of Hawaii where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree
in Business Administration, Finance. He resides in Simi Valley with
his wife, Rebecca and two children.