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Ann E. Young, Captain II

Ann E. Young

Captain II
Central Traffic Division

email Captain II Ann E. Young is in her 32nd year of service with the Los Angeles Police Department. Captain Young was appointed to the Department in June of 1981. She was promoted to the rank of Detective in July 1988. As a detective, she worked 77th Area, Juvenile Division (Abused Child Unit), Robbery Homicide Division (Rape Special Section), and Internal Affairs. Captain Young was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1991. During that assignment, she was assigned as a field supervisor in Central Area. She transferred to South Traffic Division. She was promoted to Sergeant II in 1994. She was assigned to Tactical Planning Division in charge of Special Events.

Captain Young promoted to Lieutenant in July of 1995; her assignments included Hollywood Area, Pacific Area, and Transit Group. She was promoted to Lieutenant II in March of 1999, and was assigned to Van Nuys Operations Support Division. In April 2000, she was the first African-American promoted to the rank of Captain I, within the Los Angeles Police Department. As a Commanding Officer, Captain Young has worked and was assigned to Van Nuys Operations Support Division, South and Central Traffic Divisions, and Detective Support and Vice Division. She is currently the Commanding Officer of Central Traffic Division.

Captain Young earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She earned a teaching credential from the University of California, Irvine. Captain Young has earned a Master's Degree in education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

Captain Young is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy of Law Enforcement in Quantico, Virginia, in 1998, Class 195th Session. Captain Young is also a graduate of West Point Leadership and Supervisory Leadership Institute. Captain Young is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute in Boston.

Outside the Police Department, Captain Young plays an active role in a number of civic, business, and professional organizations, some of which include:

•    Member, National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives

•    Past President, Los Angeles Women Police Officers Association

•    Member, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates

•    Member, Oscar Joel Bryant Association

•    Member, Women in Business

•    Board Member – Legacy Ladies Mentorship Leadership Program for High School Young Women