Synthia L. Lee
Captain Synthia L. Lee is a lifelong resident of Los Angeles, California; who grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from George Washington Preparatory High School.
North Hollywood Division
Captain Lee joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1988, and worked a variety of patrol, investigative and specialized assignments. She worked Harbor Patrol Division, Pacific Patrol Division and South Bureau Narcotics. In 1995, she was upgraded to a Police Officer III and assigned to the Evaluation Administration Section, Office of Operations.
In 1996, Lee was promoted to the rank of Sergeant I and assigned to Hollywood Patrol Division and Northeast Patrol Division, respectively. Lee converted to Detective I in 1998 and was assigned to Pacific Area Detectives. In 1999, she was upgraded to Detective II and assigned to Internal Affairs Group where she worked West Section, the Family Violence Unit and Review and Evaluation Section. While assigned to Internal Affairs Group, she was upgraded to Sergeant II.
In 2001, Lee transferred to the newly created Audit Division. In 2003, she was chosen as the Aide in the Office of the Inspector General. In 2006, Lee accepted a position as the Commanders Aide, Internal Affairs Group. As a result of the Commanders transfer, she became the Commanders Aide in Operations-West Bureau.
In 2007, Lee was promoted to Lieutenant I and assigned to Wilshire Patrol Division as a Watch Commander. She was upgraded to Lieutenant II in 2008 and assigned as the Vice Coordinator, Operations-Central Bureau. Lee transferred to Pacific - LAX in 2011, where she was assigned as the Assistant Commanding Officer, LAX Field Services Division.
In 2014, Lee was promoted to Captain I and assigned as the Commanding Officer, North Hollywood Patrol Division.
During her tenure with the Department, Captain Lee earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix and a Masters of Public Administration Degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). Additionally, she is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (FBI NA), Session 248; the Sherman Block Leadership Institute; and the Enhanced Incident Management Unified Command Course, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services.
Captain Lee is family oriented and active in her church and community. She is also actively involved in the Phi Alpha Alpha Honor Society (CSUDH); the Oscar Joel Bryant Foundation; the Los Angeles Women Police Officers and Associates; the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives; and the Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives.