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Jon F. Peters, Commander

Jon F. Peters

Valley Bureau

email Captain III Jon F. Peters was born in Santa Monica, California, and raised in Fresno, California, where he attended San Joaquin Memorial High School. Peters earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a Minor Degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, and a Masters of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Additionally, Peters is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute and a Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certified instructor.

Captain Peters joined the Department in 1987, and worked as a police officer at Newton Area, Southeast Area, South Bureau Narcotics, and Training Division. He was promoted to Detective in April 1994, and was assigned to Central Bureau Narcotics, Major Violators Section, Narcotics Division, and West Valley Detectives.

In 1996, Captain Peters was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where he served at Rampart Area, Van Nuys Area as the Officer-In-Charge of the North Hills Task Force, Internal Affairs Group, and as the Aide to the Commanding Officer of Advanced Planning Group. In this position, Peters performed a dual role planning and coordinating the Department’s hosting of the 2004 International Associate of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference. For his efforts, Peters was awarded the Los Angeles Police Commission’s Distinguished Service Medal and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Distinguished Service Medal. Peters concluded his time as a Sergeant while assigned to the Firearms Training Unit of Training Division.

Peters was promoted to Lieutenant in 2005, and worked as a watch commander at both Devonshire and Pacific Areas. In 2006, Peters was selected to the elite Metropolitan Division where he served as the Officer-In-Charge of the Mounted Platoon and as the Assistant Officer-In-Charge of SWAT.

Captain Peters has been married for over 19 years and is the proud father of six children. He is active in his church and is a youth sports coach. In his spare time, Peters enjoys participating in fitness related activities.


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