Stephen M. Carmona
Captain Stephen Michael
Gang and Narcotics Division
Carmona assumed command of North Hollywood Area Station on
June 16, 2013. He is a 31-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police
Department. After graduating as a Police Officer in 1982, he held
assignments at Foothill, Communications Division, Rampart, Van
Nuys, Hollywood Patrol and Hollywood Vice. Captain Carmona worked
as a patrol sergeant at Foothill, and as the Officer in Charge
(OIC) of the Foothill Gang Enforcement Detail and the Foothill
CLEAR unit. He also worked as a Pacific Division beach supervisor
and as the OIC of the Pacific Special Problems Unit.
Captain Carmona played a key role in the openings of two of the
newest Police stations. In 2005, he served on the transition team
for the newly constructed Mission Area Station and later worked as
an Assistant Watch Commander. While at Mission, he promoted to
Lieutenant and was put in charge of the Office of Operations CREW
Task Force. The CREW task force consisted of approximately one
hundred police officers and sergeants deployed daily in the highest
crime areas of the City. Later, in 2009, Captain Carmona was
assigned to the Topanga Area transition team, where he worked on
opening the Departments twenty-first Community Police Station.
When Topanga Community Police Station became operational, he served
as the OIC of the Topanga Gang Impact Team and later as the
Commanding Officer of Topanga Detective Division. In December of
2009, he was assigned as the adjutant to Operations-Valley Bureau
under Deputy Chief Kirk J. Albanese.
Captain Carmona has previously served as the commanding officer at
Foothill Patrol and Van Nuys Patrol Divisions.
Captain Carmona earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal
Justice Management and graduated from the Los Angeles Police
Department's West Point Leadership Program. He graduated from the
Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute and recently
completed the Enhanced Emergency Management Unified Command Course,
Texas Engineering Extension Course.
Captain Carmona loves sports and the outdoors. His hobbies include
playing basketball, water skiing, hiking, fishing and traveling
with his family.
Captain Carmona was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He
feels honored to lead the men and women assigned to the North
Hollywood Area Community Police Station. He understands the
community and is proud to work hand in hand with its members,
specifically those working and residing in the communities of North
Hollywood, Studio City, Valley Village and Toluca Lake. Captain
Carmona is a stanch supporter of Community Policing and believes
that it is essential that the Police Department and community work
closely together to achieve the goal of reducing crime and the fear