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Sean Malinowski, Commander

Sean Malinowski

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email Commander Sean Malinowski is the Commanding Officer of Real-time Analysis and Critical Response (RACR) Division. The Crime Center provides late breaking investigative information to officers and detectives throughout the City and the Region and provides data analysis, trend and suspect identification and follow up services for Area and specialized unit detectives responding to emerging crime patterns.  The strategy is to drive crime reduction efforts by using available information to shorten the careers of criminals, reducing their opportunity to victimize innocent people across the LA Region.

Captain Malinowski also serves as the principal investigator (PI) on the National Institute of Justice funded “Los Angeles Predictive Policing Planning Project” and 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. These techniques are being refined and will be evaluated later this year for their effect on property crime in the San Fernando Valley and violent crime in South Los Angeles.

Prior to being promoted to Captain, he served as the Assistant Commanding Officer of LAPD’s RACR Division. During that time, he was also tasked by Police Chief Charlie Beck to act as the Commanding Officer of COMPSTAT where he conducted a comprehensive needs assessment of the Department’s Command Accountability system and authored a final report and recommendations designed to take COMPSTAT to the next level.

Captain Malinowski joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1994 and has worked patrol assignments in South Los Angeles, in the San Fernando Valley and in the west side beach community of Venice. As a sergeant, he worked Patrol, Internal Affairs and Training Division and as the Executive Officer for former LAPD Police Chief William J. Bratton.

Captain Malinowski graduated from Boston University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and worked as a marketing Account Executive for BBDO Worldwide and for Lever Brothers Foods in New York and in Chicago, where he expanded product lines for Chrysler, Kmart, Jim Beam and Country Crock brands.

Captain Malinowski left the private sector in 1991 to pursue a master’s degree in Criminal Justice and to fill a university appointment as the Director of Development for the Office of International Criminal Justice (OICJ) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. While at OICJ, Malinowski developed and implemented training and technical assistance programs for the United States Department of State and other federal and state agencies.

Captain Malinowski earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Illinois in 2003. During his graduate studies, he was named a Fulbright Scholar and studied counter-terrorism at the Egyptian National Police Academy in Cairo. Malinowski is a Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Management Institute at Long Island University. He is the former Director of the Mayor’s Commission on Police Integrity for Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and the Founder of the U.S. State Department Cop to Cop Police Exchange program.

Captain Malinowski is married with three children and his wife is also a Los Angeles Police Officer.


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