LAPD Command Staff

Clint Dohmen

Dohmen, Clint


Captain Clint Dohmen was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, and was raised in both New Jersey and Washington State. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania, with a major in Management in 1992. While in college, Captain Dohmen studied abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan, and prior to joining the Department, he lived and worked in Kyoto, Japan, for five years.

Captain Dohmen is the Area Commanding Officer in Southeast, which extends from the historic Los Angeles community of Watts down to the Harbor Gateway. This is the fourth time Dohmen has had the honor of serving these diverse communities, having previously been assigned as a sergeant in the Gang Enforcement Detail, as a Watch Commander, and as the Patrol Commanding Officer.

Captain Dohmen is a Department Subject Matter Expert in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS). In this capacity, he has either planned or run operations for most of the large-scale events that have taken place in the City of Los Angeles. In 2015, Dohmen coordinated LAPD planning for the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, which was the single largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.

Captain Dohmen joined the Los Angeles Police Department in February 1999, and his work history includes Patrol, Gang Enforcement, Vice, Bikes, Emergency Operations, Office of Operations, and Adjutant for Operations-West Bureau and Operations-South Bureau.

In his spare time, Captain Dohmen can be found skiing, practicing judo with his daughter, or working on his next novel.