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Peter Whittingham, Captain II

Peter Whittingham

Captain II
Criminal Gang Homicide Division

email Captain Peter Whittingham
was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on November 11, 1954. He
graduated from the Montego Bay High School in 1972, and was
recruited to join the Jamaica Police Department in June 1974. He
served in the Jamaica Police Department for approximately 10 years
and worked various assignments, including a two-year tour of duty
in the Jamaica Supreme Court, and approximately four years as an
Immigration Officer. He retired from the Jamaica Police Department
and migrated to the United States in September 1983.

After migrating to the United States, Captain Whittingham resumed
his career in law enforcement by joining the University of Southern
California (USC) Public Safety (Campus Police) Department in 1985.
He resigned from the USC Public Safety Department at the rank of
Sergeant to join the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on May 2,
1988. After graduating from the LAPD Academy, Captain Whittingham
continued his formal education at The University of La Verne,
California, where he graduated Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Public Administration. Captain Whittingham, who
prides himself as a practitioner of Situational Leadership, has
attended various management/leadership training/seminars, and is a
graduate of the LAPD West Point Leadership Program, and the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy.

After graduating from the LAPD Academy in October 1988, Captain
Whittingham's first field assignment was Wilshire Area. He was
promoted to the rank of sergeant in October 1991, and was assigned
as a field supervisor to Foothill and Northeast Areas. He was
promoted to detective in March 1994, and was assigned to North
Hollywood Detective Division. He was promoted to the rank of
Sergeant II in October 1995, and assigned to Internal Affairs
Group, where he worked as an Internal Affairs Investigator and
Assistant Advocate. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in
March 1999, and was assigned to Pacific Area as a watch commander.
In January 2000, Captain Whittingham was reassigned to Newton Area
as the Administrative Lieutenant, and in July 2003, he was upgraded
to Lieutenant II and was assigned to Southwest Area as the Officer
in Charge of the Southwest Area Gang Impact Team. He remained in
that position for just over five years until September 2008, when
he was transferred to Pacific Area as the Assistant Commanding
Officer, LAX Field Services Division. He was promoted to his
current rank of captain on May 10, 2009, and was assigned as the
Commanding Officer, Hollywood Patrol Division. On June 15, 2014,
Captain Whittingham was promoted to Captain II and is currently
assigned to Criminal Gang/Homicide Division.

Captain Whittingham currently resides in Los Angeles, California,
with his wife, Belinda, and his two younger children, Sophia and
Victoria. Captain Whittingham is active in the cause for Down
Syndrome, and is a member of Up for Downs (a subsidiary of Los
Angeles Down Syndrome Association). He is also active in a number
of law enforcement-related service organizations, including PERF,
NOBLE, ABLE, OJB, and the Jamaica Ex-Police Officers
Association.