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Patricia Sandoval, Captain II

Patricia Sandoval

Captain II
Media Relations Division

email Captain Patricia Ann Sandoval was born and raised in Los Angeles in
the San Fernando Valley. She attended St. Bernardine's grammar
school and Louisville High School in Woodland Hills, California,
where she played a variety of sports, often times being coached by
her Dad Frank. After high school she enrolled at San Diego State
University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in
Criminal Justice, and later went on to obtain her Masters of Arts
Degree in Organizational Management.

Sandoval was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department on May
2, 1988. She worked a variety of assignments and Divisions as a
Police Officer, which included West Los Angeles Division, Van Nuys
Division, Hollywood Division, Training Division and DARE
Division.

In 1998, she was promoted to Sergeant. Her supervisory assignments
included Rampart Division, Transit Bus Division, Management
Services Division, and Internal Affairs Division.

In 2003, Sandoval was promoted to Detective and assigned to
Northeast Division. As a Detective, Sandoval worked crimes against
persons, major assault crimes, sexual assault crimes and burglary.
Sandoval then reverted back to her Sergeant status at Northeast
Division and worked as a patrol and area adjutant, as well as an
assistant watch commander.

In 2010, Sandoval was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to
Hollenbeck Division, where she worked as a watch commander and
administrative lieutenant. As a Lieutenant, Sandoval additionally
held the position of Commanding Officer, Northeast Detective
Division, and Adjutant, Operations-Central Bureau. Sandoval was
promoted to Captain on February 22, 2015, and appointed as the
Hollenbeck Division Patrol Commanding Officer. Captain Sandoval
transferred to Wilshire Patrol Division Commanding Officer in
December 2015. On May 2, 2017, she was upgraded to Captain II and
is currently the Commanding Officer of Media Relations
Division.

Captain Sandoval is married to a fellow police officer.