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Alfonso Lopez, Captain III

Alfonso Lopez

Captain III
Rampart Division

email Captain III Al Lopez was
born and raised in the City of Los Angeles. He grew up in the
Northeast and Hollenbeck Areas and attended Benjamin Franklin High
School. He continued his education at Sonoma State University and
earned a Criminal Justice Administration degree.

Lopez was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department in 1991.
As a police officer, he worked Hollywood, Central, and Rampart
Areas, and Metropolitan Division. He had been assigned to gangs and
vice details and has also been an element/equestrian member. In
2001, he became a Sergeant and in this capacity worked Southwest,
Northeast, and Olympic Areas as well as Internal Affairs Group. As
a member of the Olympic Transition Team, Lopez was responsible for
the creation of the Department's 20th Community Police

In 2011, Lopez was promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned to
Southwest Area as a Watch Commander. He then became the
Officer-in-Charge of the newly formed University Park Task Force
and of the Gang Impact Team. He was then transferred to the Office
of Operations as the Officer-in-Charge of Evaluation and
Administrative Section. In 2015, Lopez was promoted to Captain and
assigned to Southeast Division as the Patrol Commanding Officer. In
July 2015, he became the Commanding Officer of Air Support
Division, where he leads the men and women of the division as they
work in partnership with Patrol to reduce the essence of fear and
crime and to enhance the quality of life of those who reside, visit
and work in the City of Los Angeles.

Lopez is a graduate of the Los Angeles Police Department West Point
Leadership Program, the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership
Institute, and the Los Angeles Police Department Command
Development Course. He is a member of the Latin American Law
Enforcement Association and the Command Officers Association. He
has been the recipient of the Meritorious Unit Citation and the
Police Medal.

Captain Lopez is married to his wife Mary, a sworn member of the
Department, and they have recently celebrated their 20th year
wedding anniversary. In his personal time, Lopez enjoys spending
quality time with his family, coaching soccer, running, camping and