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Brian Pratt, Captain III

Brian Pratt

Captain III
Transit Services Division


Captain Brian Pratt was
born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio until 1981 when he moved to
Southern California. Captain Pratt joined the United States
Marine Corps in 1982 and served four years of active duty in both
California and Hawaii.

Captain Pratt joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1988
and served as a police officer in Central, Southeast, and Rampart
Areas as a patrol officer, Special Problems Unit officer, and
Gang Enforcement Detail officer.

In 1994, Captain Pratt was promoted to Sergeant and returned to
Southeast Area where he supervised the Footbeat Patrols in the
housing communities. In 1996, Pratt transferred to Southwest Area
where he supervised patrol officers before being selected to lead
the Southwest Gang Enforcement Detail. In 1998, Pratt was
promoted to Sergeant II at Internal Affairs Division and assigned
to South Section investigations. Shortly after arriving at
Internal Affairs Division, Pratt was selected to be an
investigator in the Special Operations Section of Internal
Affairs Division.

In 2001, Captain Pratt was promoted to Lieutenant I and returned
again to Southeast Area as a Watch Commander. While at Southeast,
Pratt worked closely with both the business and residential
communities to strengthen the police-community relationship. In
2003, Pratt was promoted to Lieutenant II and selected as one of
the Department's first Gang Impact Team leaders. Pratt was
assigned to the West Los Angeles Area where he developed strong
relationships with the residential, business and elected leaders.
This collaboration proved to be a powerful force in reducing
actual gang crime and the communities' perception of crime. In
2005, Captain Pratt was selected to be the Commanding Officer of
Rampart Area Detectives, where he continued his efforts in
violent crime reduction and improving the police-community
relationship. During 2006, Captain Pratt was selected to be the
Adjutant to the Commanding Officer of Consent Decree Bureau. In
this assignment Pratt worked closely with Department Leadership,
and the Federal Monitor to ensure the Department met the
requirements of the Federal Consent Decree. In 2008, Captain
Pratt was selected as the Officer-in-Charge of the Categorical
Use of Force Section at Use of Force Review Division. In this
assignment, he worked closely with Department Leadership and the
Police Commission in the adjudication of categorical use of force

In April of 2011, Captain Pratt was promoted to Captain and
appointed as the Commanding Officer of Northeast Patrol Division.
Captain Pratt then transferred to Van Nuys Area as the Patrol
Division Commanding Officer in September 2012 for a short period
and was then selected as the Commanding Officer of Valley Traffic
Division. Captain Pratt was then selected as the Commanding
Officer of Rampart Area in June of 2013 and served there until
March 2016 when he was selected to be the Commanding Officer of
the Devonshire Area.

Captain Pratt holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice
Administration from the Union Institute and University.
Additionally, Captain Pratt has graduated from the University of
Louisville, Southern Police Institute, Session 114, and the
Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy, Session

Captain Pratt has been married for nine years and enjoys spending
his spare time with his family, golfing, and a variety of fitness
related activities.