Captain Zarekani joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1994.
Throughout his career, he has worked in various number of
assignments throughout the City of Los Angeles. In 1999, Captain
Zarekani promoted to a Field Training Officer. As a Police Officer
III, he also worked as a Vice Investigator, and a Detective
Trainee. Captain Zarekani was the recipient of the Meritorious Unit
In 2003, Captain Zarekani was promoted to the rank of Detective and
was assigned to North Hollywood Detective Division. During his
tenure as a Detective, he also worked as a narcotics detective,
assigned to Narcotics Division.
In 2005, Captain Zarekani was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and
was assigned to Hollywood Patrol Division. During his tenure as a
Sergeant, he worked in operations and investigations.
In 2012, Captain Zarekani was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
During his tenure as a Lieutenant, he has worked in Gang and
Narcotics Division and was assigned as the Officer-in-Charge of
Fugitive Warrant Section, Major Enforcement Section, and the
Assistant Commanding Officer. In addition, he provided supervisory
oversight of several federally funded task forces and the Narcotic
Captain Zarekani graduated from California State
University-Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology
and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Additionally, he
has graduated from the West Point Lead Leadership Program and The
Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.
In 2018, Captain Zarekani was promoted to the rank of Captain and
was assigned as the Commanding Officer of Olympic Patrol
Captain Zarekani is honored to lead the men and women of Olympic
Patrol Division and serve the diverse Olympic community. He is a
practitioner of the relationship-based policing philosophy and
whole heartedly believes that meaningful relationships between the
Los Angeles Police Department and the community will make the City
of Los Angeles safer and more prosperous.
Captain Zarekani resides in City of Los Angles with his wife and
daughter. He is an avid reader and enjoys traveling.