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John Egan, Captain III

John Egan

Captain III

email Captain Egan was born in
New York, New York. He attended school in New York City and
graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History/Sociology. He moved to
California in 1987 and was appointed to the Los Angeles Police
Department (LAPD) in December 1987. He was promoted to sergeant in
1991, to lieutenant in 1996 and Captain in January 1999. As an
officer his assignments included Central and Van Nuys Area Patrol,
and the Evaluation and Administration Section, Office of
Operations. As a sergeant he was assigned to the Office of
Operations where he worked on the development of the LAPD's
Automated Property Information Management System. He then worked at
Rampart Patrol as a field supervisor. His next assignments included
Administrative Group, Office of the Chief of Staff; Planning and
Research Division; and Community Policing Group where he was
involved in the expansion of the LAPD's Community-Policing efforts
including planning for the Community-Police Advisory Board (C-PAB)
Summits. After promoting to lieutenant he returned to Rampart
Patrol as a watch commander, then as the Officer-in-Charge of the
3-1-1 Implementation Team (a number for requesting non-emergency
police services as an alternative to 9-1-1 ), Emergency Command
Control Communication Division. He also was assigned to Information
and Communication Services Bureau.

Once promoted to captain he was assigned as the Commanding Officer
of Devonshire Operations Support Division, a key component of the
New LAPD's Ideal Area. His duties included overseeing the
Devonshire Detective, Vice and GANG functions. All of these
functions exist to support the LAPD's primary service delivery
component, the patrol officers. He assumed the same responsibility
at Foothill Community Police Station. In December 2001, he was
assigned to Internal Affairs Group where he headed the
Administrative Investigation Division.

He was then the Commanding Officer of Rampart Area where he oversaw
approximately 400 employees, and all Area, Patrol and Detective
operations.

He is currently the Commanding Officer of West Valley Area where he
oversees approximately 300 employees, and all Area, Patrol and
Detective operations.

Captain Egan also has worked for the California Commission on Peace
Officers Standards and Training (POST) Center for Leadership
Development as a facilitator for the Supervisory leadership
Institute.