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Marc Reina, Captain III

Marc Reina

Captain III
Central Division

email Captain Reina grew up in
Western New York and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical
Education from Canisius College, Buffalo, New York. He joined the
Los Angeles Police Department in 1997. In 2001, he promoted to
Field Training Officer in the Wilshire Division, and then to the
rank of Sergeant in 2002. Throughout his tenure as a Sergeant, he
worked a variety of assignments including Pacific Area Adjutant,
and the Hollenbeck and Pacific Area Gang Enforcement Details. In
2008, he was promoted to Assistant Watch Commander in Pacific Area,
a position he held for a year before taking over as the
Officer-in-Charge of the Pacific Area Beach Detail from the spring
of 2009 to the fall of 2011.

He was named Supervisor of the Year in 2007 and 2010. He was also
the first recipient of the Mark Brown Award, presented by the Los
Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, in recognition for his
work in the Venice Beach area and with providing insight related to
the revision of the Venice Beach vending ordinance. He also
received numerous Certificates of Recognition and Appreciation from
former Councilman Bill Rosendahl, 11th District, for his work in
the Venice Beach and Oakwood Areas.

Captain Reina promoted to Lieutenant in the fall of 2011, and was
assigned to the Hollywood Patrol Division. Soon after, he promoted
to the position of Commanding Officer of Hollywood Area Detectives,
where he had the opportunity to oversee many high profile cases,
including the first arrest ever made by the Los Angeles Police
Department for the crime of celebrity "Swatting" as well as the
highly publicized investigation and arrest of a group of
individuals wanted for brutally assaulting a transgender female on
Hollywood Boulevard.

In 2014, Captain Reina was selected as the Assistant
Officer-in-Charge of the Los Angeles Police Department's Special
Weapons and Tactics team, where he had the privilege of supervising
the most elite SWAT team in the country, and the opportunity to
establish relationships with many different agencies and tactical
teams.

Captain Reina has vast experience in dealing with community issues,
has been an advocate for Child Welfare and has worked closely with
the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
for many years. He has also worked with many law enforcement
agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, during joint, in-depth
investigations.

In February, 2015, he was promoted to Captain and assigned as the
Commanding Officer of 77th Street Patrol Division. In December,
2016, Captain Reina was promoted to Commanding Officer of Central
Area, the largest command of the 21 geographical patrol divisions.
Captain Reina is honored to lead the fine men and women assigned to
such an historic and revered division.

Captain Reina is also committed to strengthening the relationships
between the Department and the community it serves. He is a member
of the Department's ice hockey team, enjoys running, and educates
elementary students and young adults regarding personal safety and
career opportunities in the law enforcement field.