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Natalie Cortez, Captain I

Natalie Cortez

Captain I
West Valley Division

email Captain Natalie Cortez was
born and raised in Southern California. She joined the Los Angeles
Police Department in November 1993. Captain Cortez has worked a
variety of divisions as a Police Officer which included Newton
Division, Southeast Division, Southwest Division, Personnel
Division and Legal Affairs Division.

In October 2000, Cortez promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was
assigned Foothill Division as a Field Supervisor. After Foothill
Division, she was assigned to Audit Division. In November 2002, she
was upgraded to Sergeant II at Internal Affairs Division, where she
worked as an Investigator. She later became the Aide to the
Commanding Officer of Internal Affairs Group. After her tour at
Internal Affairs, Cortez transferred to Employee Relations
Group.

In 2007, Cortez was promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned to Van
Nuys Division as a watch commander. In 2008, Cortez transferred to
Gang and Narcotics Division where she was the Officer in Charge of
Gang Support Section/Special Operations Section, which included the
Gun Unit, CLEAR Director, and Asian Crime Task Force. In 2013,
Cortez transferred to Detective Bureau where she was responsible
for the Investigative Analysis Section, under the command of the
Chief of Detectives.

On July 10, 2016, she was promoted to Captain and proudly serves as
the West Valley Division Patrol Commanding Officer.

Captain Cortez possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Organizational Management from the University of LaVerne and a
Master of Arts in Organizational Management from Azusa Pacific
University.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, paddle boarding and traveling
with her husband and beautiful daughter.

STATION INFO

About West Valley

West Valley Community Telephone Directory

West Valley Division Goals

Valley Traffic

Community-Police Advisory Boards (C-PAB) Meeting Schedule and City-Wide Minutes

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