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Cory Palka, Captain III Cory Palka
Captain III
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In June of 2013, Cory Palka was promoted to the rank of police captain and assigned to Hollywood Area as the Commanding Officer of Hollywood Patrol Division.  The assignment is Captain Palka’s third tour of Hollywood Area in his 27 year LAPD career.  Captain Palka had been assigned to Hollywood Patrol Division in 1990, and again from 1994-1996, where he completed a two-year Hollywood Area Vice tour as an investigator.

Captain Palka strives to participate in collaborative partnerships with community groups and government leaders to make Los Angeles the safest City possible so both communities and businesses can thrive to their fullest potential.  He brings to the table energy, engagement and experience.

Captain Palka’s roots in Los Angeles began in 1966, when he and his family settled into the Mar Vista Gardens community located in Pacific Area.  Captain Palka identified that decade in his youth as the “framing years” of his life.  He credits his father for demonstrating and influencing him to engage in community service, volunteerism, civic responsibility, selfless sacrifice and hard work.

Captain Palka graduated from Venice High School in 1981.  Athletics led him to pursue collegiate goals at West Los Angeles Community College and then California State University at Sacramento, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

In July 1986, Captain Palka began his career as a Los Angeles Police Officer.  He has witnessed firsthand economic improvement, enhanced quality of life and reduction of crime in all the communities he has worked.  

Captain Palka received a fellowship grant to the University of Southern California (USC) as part of a City of Los Angeles-USC Fellowship Program.  In May of 1992, he received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from USC.  He returned to the Mar Vista Gardens community as a foot-beat officer in the early 1990’s and received community praise for his work.

Captain Palka was recognized as supervisor of the year as a sergeant at West Valley Area and again as a lieutenant at Rampart Area where he worked both as a watch commander and the Officer in Charge of the Rampart Area Gang Impact Team.  He has held assignments in a wide range of field operations, and has worked at police stations in the LAPD’s West, Central and Valley Bureaus spanning over two decades.

In 2011, Captain Palka participated in LAPD’s response to the Occupy Los Angeles movement at City Hall while assigned to Central Area.   He also spent a three years at Internal Affairs Group as an investigator in the Workplace Investigations Unit and was a major-case investigator.

Prior to achieving his current rank, Captain Palka spent 18 months as an Adjutant to the Commanding Officer, Operations-Valley Bureau (OVB).  Palka largely credits that experience for accelerating and refining his leadership skill-set which is dependent on strong internal and external relationships.

Captain Cory Palka has attended several prestigious schools in police leadership; the most notable being the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy (Class No. 246).

Captain Palka is also a graduate of USC’s Delinquency Control Institute (94th Class), and LAPD’s West Point Leadership Development Program.  He has also been an adjunct instructor at College of Canyons in Valencia, and has taught in LAPD’s DARE Program.

Captain Palka is a member of FBI National Academy Associates, the International Association of Chief of Police, the Latin American Law Enforcement Association and the LAPD’s Command Officers Association.  He can be reached at cory.palka@lapd.lacity.org.
 
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