Commander Jeffrey Bert was
raised in Coos Bay, Oregon, and joined the Los Angeles Police
Department in 1996. Prior to becoming an officer, Bert received his
Bachelor of Arts at the University of Colorado at Boulder in
English Literature, and his Master of Arts at King's College,
London, in Dramatic Literature. Bert moved from Oregon in 1996 to
start his career with the LAPD.
Captain Bert has worked in a variety of field and administrative
assignments and has served the Department in every geographic
bureau. As a lieutenant in 2007, Captain Bert ran the
Operations-Valley Bureau (OVB) Violent Crime Task Force, and later
served as a Bureau Gang Coordinator for OVB, and the Van Nuys Gang
Impact Team Officer in Charge. Bert left OVB in 2009 to become the
Pacific Detective Division Commanding Officer, a position he held
until promoting to Captain in November 2011. Captain Bert worked
Southeast Patrol Division for nine months before promoting to
Captain II at Valley Traffic Division. After five months at VTD,
Bert was promoted to his current position as Northeast Area
As the Commanding Officer, Northeast Area, Captain Bert has
emphasized graffiti abatement, gang enforcement, and community
involvement as methods of improving the quality of life Northeast's
diverse neighborhoods and driving down crime.
Captain Bert lives with his wife, Stacy, and they reside in Van
Nuys with their four daughters.