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Andrew Neiman, Captain II

Andrew Neiman

Captain II
Valley Traffic Division

email Andrew Neiman is a southern
California native and grew up in the San Fernando Valley. His
passion for serving his community developed at an early age and it
was law enforcement that captivated his attention as he grew up.
That desire to become a Los Angeles Police Officer was solidified
in 1974 when Andrew arrived home after school one afternoon to
discover that his family's home in North Hollywood had been
burglarized. Not knowing whether or not the burglars were still
inside, he alerted a neighbor call 911. Within a few minutes an
LAPD black and white turned onto his street and drove toward him.
To this day, he can remember that feeling of reassurance and safety
as the officers flipped on the two red lights and raced toward him
as he waited in front of his family's home. That was the kind of
feeling that he wanted to provide to people who needed help, and it
was that desire that led him to the Los Angeles Police
Department.

Captain Neiman attended California State University Northridge
where he majored in Biology. Although law enforcement was always
his first choice, he also excelled in science and was toying with
the idea of becoming a doctor. While attending CSUN to complete his
premed studies, he also took courses in sign language and hearing
science as electives. These courses provided him with new insight
about members of our community who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Andrew ultimately graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Communicative Disorders, Audiology. Although Audiology was an
intriguing career it was not where his passion was and his desire
to become an LAPD officer was still his number one priority. So
finally in 1986, Andrew entered the LAPD academy and was on his way
to realize his childhood dream of becoming an LAPD officer.

Captain Neiman excelled through the academy although he will admit
it was not an easy achievement, particularly running the hills
around Elysian Park near Dodger Stadium. He ultimately graduated
among the top of his class and was elected as the class president
for his academy class. Captain Neiman did his probation in Van Nuys
Division and that was the beginning of his exciting and rewarding
career with LAPD. He worked a variety of patrol and specialized
units including; Vice, Special Problems Unit and was an instructor
with the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program that was a
highly successful community relations program taught in the schools
for many years in Los Angeles. Andrew promoted to Sergeant in 1994,
the year of the Northridge earthquake. As a sergeant he was
assigned to a number of specialized details including the Rampart
Task Force Investigation, which collected information and evidence
that ultimately changed the way the Department would operate in the
years to follow. Captain Neiman was also assigned to the
Department's Command Post Cadre where he gained great knowledge and
expertise in disaster planning and mitigation. Some of his other
supervisory assignments included Vice, Planning and Research and a
loan to Internal Affairs.

In 2001 he promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned to North
Hollywood Division where he was later appointed as the Detective
Commanding Officer for a number of years. In 2007 he was selected
to be the Officer-in-Charge of the Emergency Management Section
within the Emergency Operations Division. With expertise in
disaster planning and catastrophic response and mitigation, Andrew
soon became an instruction throughout the state and nationally
teaching the Incident Command System and Emergency Management. In
2011 he was selected to become the Officer-in-Charge of the Media
Relations Section for the Department. It was in this new role that
he served as the Department's spokesperson during a number of very
high profile incidents including the Grim Sleeper Mass Murders,
Christopher Dorner Manhunt, Camageddon, LA Marathon, and numerous
others.

In 2015, Andrew promoted to Captain and was assigned to Van Nuys
Patrol Division which was an honor, since that was the very first
division he was assigned to as a probationary police officer. After
a year in Van Nuys, the Chief asked Captain Neiman to return to
Media Relations and head up Media Relations and Community Affairs
Group as the commanding officer. In March of 2017, Chief Beck
reassigned Captain Neiman to Valley Traffic Division to serve as
the Commanding Officer. Captain Neiman is excited to be part of the
VTD team where the men and women work tirelessly to help make our
streets safer for the motorists throughout the San Fernando Valley.
It's great to be part of this great team and to serve the community
where he grew up and first developed his love for serving others.
Captain Neiman is eager to serve alongside the highly professional
team of VTD and looks forward to partnering with our diverse
communities to make our highways and bi-ways safe for all who
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