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Marc Reina, Commander

Marc Reina

Commander
Employee Relations Group

email Commander 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.

Commander 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, Commander 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. 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. In February 2019, he was
promoted to Commander and assigned to Operations-Central Bureau. In
2020, Commander Reina held the position of Commanding Officer of
Traffic Group and soon after was selected as the Employee Relations
Administrator for the Department.

Commander 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. Commander Reina is 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.