Charles P. Hearn
Captain Charles Hearn was born in the Midwest and grew up in Simi Valley, California. Charles graduated from Simi Valley High School and at the age of 17 attended California State University Northridge, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Shortly thereafter he joined the Los Angeles Police Department in December 1989. Charles has worked in a number of assignments beginning as a patrol officer and later a gang officer. While working in the field and raising a family, Charles continued his education and went on to earn a Master’s Degree from California State Dominguez Hills.
Gangs and Narcotics Division
After five years of service Charles was promoted to detective and worked in that capacity for several years until promoting to sergeant. As a sergeant, Charles worked in field supervision, administration and as an investigator in the criminal section of internal affairs. Upon promotion to Lieutenant, Charles managed a patrol watch and then was selected as an Officer in Charge of a City Wide gang unit. From there, he applied to the Police Commission and was selected as a Lieutenant Commanding Officer, of the Commission Investigation Division.
Charles was promoted to Captain and was assigned as the Patrol Commanding Officer of the Harbor Area Station. He is currently assigned as the Patrol Commanding Officer of the Topanga Community Police Station. Charles maintains membership in several professional organizations such as: the National Organization for Black Law Enforcement Executives, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the California Gang Investigator’s Association. Charles also holds California State Police Officers Standards in Training (POST) Certificates for the Basic, Advanced, Supervisory and Management levels. He is a graduate of the West Point Leadership Program, the LAPD Command Development Program, and the Supervisory Leadership Institute.
During his spare time, Charles enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and four children, attending his local church, coaching youth sports and playing various sports related activities.