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Phillip Tingirides, Deputy Chief

Phillip Tingirides

Deputy Chief
Transit Services Bureau

email Deputy Chief Tingirides is
a United States Army Veteran who began his career with the Los
Angeles Police Department in February 1980. His First assignment
was in Southeast Area. Over the next 27 years he worked assignments
in Patrol, Vice, Metropolitan Division, Gangs, Detectives, and
administrative positions. In July 2007, as a captain, he returned
to Southeast as the Area Commanding Officer. Over the next 8 years
Deputy Chief Tingirides worked closely with the community of Watts
focusing on youth, breaking down barriers and building
relationships with a community that had been at odds with law
enforcement for decades. The Community Safety Partnership program
implemented in Watts focuses on changing the culture of policing in
such communities. Deputy Chief Tingirides is now assigned to
Operations-South Bureau as the Commanding Officer overseeing South
Los Angeles.

Deputy Chief Tingirides earned his degree in Criminal Justice at
National University in 2014; Together with his Wife, Lieutenant
Emada Tingirides, they were recognized as one of Governing
Magazine's Public Officials of the Year in 2015: Received the
Helene and Joseph Sherwood Prize from the Anti-Defamation League in
2016 for Combatting Hate.

Phil and Emada have a blended family of six kids ranging in ages
from 14 to 28 years old.