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Kevin F. McCarthy, Commander

Kevin F. McCarthy

Commander
Detective Services Group

email Commander Kevin F. McCarthy
is currently the Assistant Commanding Officer in Detective
Bureau.

Commander McCarthy moved to Los Angeles, California in April 1980
and joined the Los Angeles Police Department. As a police officer,
Commander McCarthy worked Newton Patrol, Communications, Detective
Services Division, and twice worked at both 77th Street Patrol and
Narcotics Division. Promoting to sergeant in 1988, he worked such
varied assignments as Southeast Patrol, Hollenbeck Patrol, Internal
Affairs Division and the Office of the Chief of Police. In 1994, he
promoted to lieutenant and worked Harbor Patrol as a Watch
Commander and Operations West-Bureau and Operations Valley-Bureau
both as an Adjutant to a Deputy Chief. Upon his promotion to
captain, he was assigned to the Rampart Division. His subsequent
commands have been Internal Affairs, Risk Management Division,
Detective Support Division, Special Operations Support Division
Emergency Operations Division. And his current Command of Gang and
Narcotics Division.

Commander McCarthy has extensive training, having attended 134
Department, Federal, California, and County of Los Angeles
sponsored schools and seminars. Course curriculums include those
from the United States Department of Homeland Security and the
Emergency Management Institute. Commander McCarthy's professional
affiliations include the Los Angeles Police Relief Association
(Director and Past President), Los Angeles Police Department
Command Officers Association, Los Angeles Police Woman Association
(LAPOWA), the Los Angeles Police Historical Society, the
International Association for Emergency Managers, and the
International Association of Chiefs of Police. His interests
included youth leadership and travel.

Commander McCarthy was born in New York, New York and comes from a
long line of law enforcement professionals. He is the eldest son of
a retired New York City Police Officer. Commander McCarthy's great
grandfather worked as a Deputy Sheriff in the Bronx. He has two
cousins who currently work for the New York Police Department and a
sister-in-law who retired as a Deputy Inspector from the NYPD.
Commander McCarthy's wife left a nine-year career with Hughes
Aircraft Company in 1988 to join the Los Angeles Police Department
and is currently a Deputy Chief. The McCarthy's have two
daughters.