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Sean Malinowski, Commander

Sean Malinowski

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email Commander Malinowski is the
Chief of Staff (COS) to Chief of Police, Charlie Beck. As the COS,
he is responsible for coordinating the flow of information from
command and staff officers to ensure that the Chief of Police is
fully informed prior to making decisions. The COS also oversees
special administrative audits and investigations. In addition the
Chief of Staff, is responsible for processing and tracking all
incoming correspondence for the Chief of Police's review or
signature; drafting various types of correspondence for the Chief
of Police's signature; performing support staff functions for the
Chief of Police and performing various planning and research duties
on special projects from the Chief of Police.

Prior to his assignment as Chief of Staff, Malinowski was promoted
to Commander and given the command of the Special Olympics Group.
The Special Olympics Group was responsible for planning
security/policing for Special Olympics World Games slated for Los
Angeles in August 2015.

Before his promotion to Commander, Malinowski also served as
project manager for the LAPD's Predictive Policing program and as
the principal investigator for the Bureau of Justice Assistance
funded "Smart Policing Initiative." In conjunction with the
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at the University of
California at Los Angeles (UCLA), these programs are developing and
testing methodologies for deploying discretionary police resources
based on highly sophisticated predictive analytics.

As a Captain, Malinowski previously commanded LAPD's Foothill Area
Community Police Station where he led a force of 300 sworn and
civilian staff. He was also the Commanding Officer of the LAPD's
Real-Time Analysis and Critical Response Division, which houses the
Department's Operations Center, Crime Analysis, and COMPSTAT
functions. He also served as the Commanding Officer of Foothill and
of Topanga patrol divisions in the San Fernando Valley. Malinowski
joined the LAPD in 1994 and has worked patrol assignments in South
Central Los Angeles, in the San Fernando Valley, and in the
Westside beach community of Venice. As a sergeant, he worked
Patrol, Internal Affairs, Training Division, and as the Executive
Officer for former LAPD Police Chief William J. Bratton.

Malinowski graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of
Science in Public Relations. Dr. Malinowski earned his Ph.D. in
Public Administration from the University of Illinois in


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