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Howard Leslie, Commander

Howard Leslie

Operations Central Bureau

email Commander Howard Leslie
joined the Los Angeles Police Department on June 22, 1987, and was
promoted to Patrol Captain in 2013. He is currently assigned to
Wilshire Division. He was born and raised in Oakland,

During his 27 year career with the Department, he has made a
concerted effort to mentor the younger generations of police
officers and supervisors in order to better facilitate the transfer
of the strong and positive traditions that have made the Los
Angeles Police Department a model law enforcement

Captain Leslie has been assigned to patrol assignments in three of
the four Operation's Bureaus. He has worked as a police officer in
Narcotics Division, Hollywood Vice, Metropolitan Division Special
Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), and Operations West Bureau Gangs. He
has worked as a supervisor in Training Divisions Physical Training
and Self Defense Unit, undercover Internal Affairs and was the
Officer-in-Charge of Pacific Divisions Gang and Narcotics

He joined the Department with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in
Criminal Justice and earned a Master's Degree in Public
Administration while assigned to Metropolitan Division. A graduate
of the Los Angeles Police Department West Point Leadership Program,
the FBI National Academy and is currently an adjunct instructor for
various Los Angeles Police Academy leadership courses.

In his 27 years in the Los Angeles area, Captain Leslie has lived
in multiple communities, but he is fond to state that his heart
belongs to the City of Los Angeles. As a Commanding Officer
assigned to Wilshire Division, Captain Leslie is excited to work
with all of the diverse cultures that make-up the communities
within the boundaries of Wilshire Area.