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Yvette A Burney, Police Administrator

Yvette A Burney

Police Administrator

email Police Administrator Yvette Burney has been with the City since 1984.  She began her career in the City Clerk Elections Division where she handled compliance with State and City campaign finance law and lobbyist registration law.  She then moved to the Department of General Services where she worked as an administrator, first in the Materials Testing Laboratory and then in Building Maintenance.  In 1992, Ms. Burney promoted to the Community Development Department where she supervised grant funded construction projects for non-profit neighborhood service agencies.  She joined the Police Commission staff in 1994 and supervised special projects and review of Officer Involved Shooting and Law Enforcement Related Injuries and Deaths on behalf of the Commission.  She also acted as the Police Commission’s liaison to the City Council.

In 1997, she moved to the Police Department’s Planning and Research Division Manuals and Orders Section but was quickly moved to start up the Department’s Grants Unit.  In 1998, Ms. Burney was promoted to head the Facilities Management Division where she was tasked with getting funds, via a bond measure, to construct and renovate police facilities.  In that assignment, she supervised Proposition Q, State-funded and MICLA financed projects as well as building maintenance functions.  In June 2006, Ms. Burney was moved to head up the Scientific Investigation Division where she currently remains as the Commanding Officer.

Ms. Burney has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Affairs / Administration from USC.  She has also done course work in Construction Management at UCLA.  She has completed the WestPoint Leadership Program, attended Leadership for the 21st Century courses and completed Command Development.