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Sean Malinowski, Deputy Chief

Sean Malinowski

Deputy Chief
Detective Bureau

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Malinowski


is the Chief of Detectives for the Los Angeles Police Department.
As Chief of Detectives, Chief Malinowski oversees fourteen commands
within Detective Bureau: Detective Services Group which includes
Commercial Crimes Division, Detective Support & Vice Division,
Forensic Science Division, Gang & Narcotics Division, Juvenile
Division, Robbery Homicide Division and Technical Investigation
Division; Information Technology Group which includes Application
Development & Support Division, ECCCS Division and Information
Technology Division. He also oversees Innovation and Strategic
Planning Division and Compstat Division where he conducts weekly
inspections of operations and specialized commands. Deputy Chief
Malinowski also has functional responsibility for more than 1800
detective personnel who serve citywide.

Prior to serving as the Chief of Detectives, Chief Malinowski
served as the Chief of Staff to Chief Charlie Beck for more than
three years. As the Chief of Staff, Chief Malinowski was
responsible for managing Senior Staff, coordinating the flow of
information to the Chief of Police and ensuring that the Chief was
fully informed prior to making decisions. Chief Malinowski was also
tasked with creating and implementing several new commands and
entities within the Department and was the driving force behind the
creation of the current LAPD Strategic Plan.

In 2014, Malinowski was promoted to Commander and given the command
of the Special Olympics Group. The Special Olympics Group was
responsible for planning security and policing for Special Olympics
World Games that were held in Los Angeles in August of 2015.

Before his promotion to Commander, Malinowski also served as
project manager for the LAPD's Predictive Policing program and as
the principal investigator for the Bureau of Justice Assistance
funded "Smart Policing Initiative." In conjunction with the
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at the University of
California at Los Angeles (UCLA), these programs are developing and
testing methodologies for deploying discretionary police resources
based on highly sophisticated predictive analytics. These
techniques are being refined and evaluated for their effect on
property crime in the San Fernando Valley and violent crime in
South Los Angeles.

As a Captain, Malinowski previously commanded LAPD's Foothill Area
Community Police Station where he led a force of 300 sworn and
civilian staff. He was also the Commanding Officer of the LAPD's
Real-Time Analysis and Critical Response Division, which houses the
Department's Operations Center, Crime Analysis, and COMPSTAT
functions. He also served as the Commanding Officer of Foothill and
of Topanga patrol divisions in the San Fernando Valley. Malinowski
joined the LAPD in 1994 and has worked patrol assignments in South
Central Los Angeles, in the San Fernando Valley, and in the
Westside beach community of Venice. As a sergeant, he worked
Patrol, Internal Affairs, Training Division, and as the Executive
Officer for former LAPD Police Chief William J. Bratton.

Deputy Chief Malinowski graduated from Boston University with a
Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. Dr. Malinowski earned his
Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Illinois in
2003.