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William P. Hayes, Captain III

William P. Hayes

Captain III
Robbery-Homicide Division

email Captain William P. Hayes started his career in law enforcement with the Connecticut State Police in 1977. He moved to Los Angeles in 1982 and was appointed to the Department as a police officer in June of that year. He has since promoted through the ranks of leadership, attaining the supervisory position of Sergeant in 1994, Lieutenant in 1999, and Captain in 2005.

Captain Hayes has worked a variety of assignments involving patrol tours of duty as a police officer or supervisor in Hollywood, Southeast, Rampart, Newton, and Southwest Areas. He has worked as a physical training and self-defense instructor at Training Division as well as an element member and supervisor in Metropolitan Division.  Captain Hayes was appointed Officer in Charge of the Ethics Enforcement Section, Professional Standards Bureau before promoting to the Commanding Officer of Pacific Patrol Division.  Subsequent promotions included the Commanding Officer of Harbor Division, where he completed a five year tour.  Ultimately, Captain Hayes was appointed to his current assignment as the Commanding Officer, Robbery-Homicide Division.

Captain Hayes is a graduate of Saint Michael's College, the Los Angeles Police Department's West Point Leadership Program, the California Supervisory Leadership Institute, and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute For Police.