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Peter A. Di Carlo, Police Administrator

Peter A. Di Carlo

Police Administrator
Communications and Records Bureau


Peter A. Di Carlo began his career with the City of Los Angeles in January of 1975, in the Office of the City Administrative Officer (CAO), Budget and Finance Division.  For the next six years, he was the liaison analyst for several departments and offices including the City Attorney, Convention Center, Municipal Arts (Cultural Affairs), and Environmental Quality, and assisted on the Police and Fire assignments.

In 1981, Mr. Di Carlo was appointed by then-City Attorney Ira Reiner as Chief Administrative Assistant, in charge of Administrative Services for the City Attorney’s Office.  In this capacity, Mr. Di Carlo served as budget director, personnel director, and oversaw all support operations within the Office including purchasing, accounting, facilities, supplies, systems, and the law library.

Mr. Di Carlo returned to the CAO’s Office in 1984, again to the Budget and Finance Division.  In 1989, Mr. Di Carlo was appointed as the lead liaison analyst to the Police Department.  In this capacity he worked closely with Department management, the Mayor and the City Council on a variety of important issues such as the Police Facilities Bond program of 1989; the 1992 police communications bond issue (Proposition M); Mayor Richard Riordan’s Public Safety Plan for expanding sworn staffing; and, the merger of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Police agency with the Los Angeles Police Department.  In 1998, Mr. Di Carlo was appointed to Chief Administrative Analyst and oversaw all public safety-related analysts and assignments in the CAO’s Office.

In August 2000, Mr. Di Carlo became a Police Administrator in the Police Department, in charge of Support Services Group.  Included in his command were the following divisions numbering in excess of 1,000 sworn and civilian employees: Records and Identification; Property; Scientific Investigation; Jail; and Motor Transport.  In addition, he represented the Department in a City-County-State project to develop the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center located at California State University, Los Angeles.

Presently, Mr. Di Carlo is Assistant Commanding Officer of the Administrative Services Bureau.  With the Commanding Officer he oversees three divisions including Communications, Motor Transport, and Records & Identification.  One of the major projects Mr. Di Carlo previously was involved with was the completion of two new dual 9-1-1 emergency dispatch centers for the Proposition M communications bond issue.

Mr. Di Carlo has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Loyola University of Los Angeles.  He is a former board member of CIGNA Healthcare of Southern California and is currently a member of an advisory board for a transitional housing program in the San Gabriel Valley.