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David Grimes, Captain III

David Grimes

Captain III
Foothill Division

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"font-size:10.5pt;font-family:" times="" new="">Captain III
David T. Grimes
was born in Northern California and grew up
in a small town with a population of less than 700 people. He
came to Southern California in 1985 to attend the University of
California, at Los Angeles, graduating in 1989 with a Bachelor of
Science in Kinesiology. Prior to becoming a police officer,
Captain Grimes worked in a hospital as an Exercise
Physiologist/Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapist.



Desiring to serve in law enforcement, Captain Grimes began his
career with the Los Angeles Police Department in October of 1994.
He spent his first five years of police work in Operations-Valley
Bureau (OVB) assigned to Foothill and North Hollywood Divisions.
While in the police officer rank he worked as a Patrol Officer, a
Special Problems Unit Officer, a Bicycle Patrol Officer and a
Field Training Officer. After promoting to the rank of Sergeant
in June of 2000, Captain Grimes worked in West Los Angeles Area
as a Patrol Supervisor, a Complaint Investigator, an Area
Adjutant and a Training Coordinator. During these years, Captain
Grimes was honored to teach several in-service training classes
for the Department including Basic Supervisor School and Watch
Commander School. Captain Grimes transferred to Internal Affairs
Group in 2003 and completed a two year investigative tour. In
2004 Captain Grimes attended and graduated from the West Point
Leadership Course. In 2005, Captain Grimes returned to OVB as an
Assistant Watch Commander for the West Valley Patrol Division. In
2007, he promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and went back to West
Los Angeles Area as a Watch Commander. In the summer of 2008,
Captain Grimes was selected to assist in the creation of the
Department's 20th geographic division, Olympic Station. When
Olympic opened in 2009, Captain Grimes was the first Gang Impact
Team Officer-In-Charge for the newly created division. In
September of 2011, Captain Grimes became the Adjutant for
Operations-West Bureau (OWB) and assisted with the management and
leadership of the Bureau Sexual Assault Detail, the Surveillance
Unit and the OWB Violent Crime Task Force. Captain Grimes also
assisted with the creation of OWB Homicide. He promoted to the
rank of Captain in June of 2013 and became the Commanding Officer
of the West Valley Patrol Division. In October of 2014, Captain
Grimes was upgraded to Captain III and was selected to be the
Commanding Officer of the Internal Affairs Administrative
Investigations Division.



Captain Grimes has been married for 29 years and had three
daughters and two grandchildren.


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