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William A. Murphy, Commander William A. Murphy
Commander
Personnel and Training Bureau
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Commander William A. Murphy was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on June 27, 1988, and after graduating from the Police Academy, began his career as a patrol officer in Harbor Area.  During this time he also was assigned to work the Gang Task Force and the Special Problems Unit.  Murphy went on to work patrol and foot beat assignments in Newton Area and in September of 1990, was assigned back to Harbor Area as a Field Training Officer.

In October 1993, Murphy was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to Rampart Patrol Division where he served as a field sergeant and Patrol Adjutant to the Commanding Officer, Rampart Patrol Division.  After an assignment as a field sergeant in Southeast Area, he was promoted to Sergeant II and served as a Commander's Aide for the Commanding Officer of Communications Group, Police Facilities Construction Group, Administration Group, and the Chief Information Officer.

In October 1998, he promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned as a Watch Commander in Hollenbeck Area.  In March 2000, he was promoted to Lieutenant II and selected to become the Officer in Charge of Professional Development for the LAPD.  In this assignment he was responsible for all in-service training functions.  During this time he also was the lead instructor for the prestigious West Point Leadership Program.  Murphy is a recognized expert in training development and leadership and has served on many California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) committees.

In May 2003, Murphy was assigned as the Adjutant to the Chief of Support Services where he assisted an Assistant Chief of Police to manage all LAPD training, personnel, technology, employee relations, and behavioral science services functions.  In November 2004, Murphy was assigned as the Adjutant to the Director, Office of Operations where he assisted an Assistant Chief of Police to manage all LAPD patrol, detective, and special operations personnel.

In April 2005, Murphy was promoted to Captain I and assigned as the Commanding Officer, 77th Patrol Division.  In this capacity Murphy was responsible for managing the largest patrol command on the LAPD with approximately 285 patrol officers and supervisors.   In January 2006, he was assigned as the Commanding Officer, Newton Patrol Division.

In August 2006, Murphy was promoted to Captain III and assigned as the Commanding Officer, Training Division.  In this assignment he is responsible for all recruit and in-service training on the Department.  He managed and led approximately 850 personnel and was the Director of the Los Angles Police Department’s Recruit Academy.   

In March 2008, Murphy was assigned as the Commanding Officer, Northeast Area.  In this assignment he is responsible for managing police operations in the Northeast Area of the City of Los Angeles.  The Northeast Area is approximately 30 square miles in size and contains 300,000 residents. 

In March, 2013, Murphy was promoted to Commander and assigned as the Assistant Commanding Officer of Personnel and Training Bureau.  In this assignment he oversees all personnel and training functions on the LAPD.   

Murphy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and a Master of Public Administration degree from California State University at Long Beach.  He also attended the Faculty Development Workshop at the United States Military Academy at West Point where he studied behavioral science and leadership.  Murphy has authored articles on law enforcement in The Police Chief magazine and The Homeland Defense Journal.  He has been an adjunct professor in the Extended Education Programs at the University of California, Los Angeles and the California State University at Los Angeles.  Murphy has been married to his wife Nancy for over 23 years and has three daughters, Nicole, Danielle, and Samantha.   


 
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