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Sonia Monico, Captain III

Sonia Monico

Captain III
Wilshire Division

email Captain Sonia Monico was
born in Mexico and raised in southern California. She holds a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Management from
Union Institute and University, and a Master's Degree in Public
Administration and Leadership from California State University

Sonia joined the Los Angeles Police Department in April 1993. As a
police officer, Sonia worked as a Patrol Officer, Field Training
Officer, and as a Senior Lead Officer where she served the
community of Panorama City and Sherman Oaks.

Sonia promoted to Sergeant in January 2001, and worked as a Patrol
Supervisor, Area Adjutant, Assistant Watch Commander, Area Training
Coordinator and a Commander's Aide in Operations-Valley

Sonia promoted to Lieutenant in October 2012. As a Lieutenant, she
worked as Patrol Watch Commander, Assistant Detective Commanding
Officer, and the adjutant for Deputy Chief Regina Scott,
Operations-Central Bureau.

Sonia was promoted to Captain in March 2019 and was assigned as the
Patrol Commanding Officer to Hollenbeck Area. In October 2020, she
was promoted as the Commanding Officer of Central Traffic Division,
where she currently serves.

Sonia holds California POST Certificates for the Basic, Advanced,
Supervisory, and Management levels. Sonia also graduated from the
Sherman block Supervisory Leadership Institute, the Federal Bureau
of Investigation National Academy (FABINA) and is a graduate of the
Los Angeles Police Department's Command Development School. She is
a member of several law enforcement associations, which include the
International Chiefs of Police and the FBI National Academy

Sonia is married and has one daughter. In her spare time, Sonia
enjoys spending time with her family and running.