LAPD Command Staff

Aaron McCraney

McCraney, Aaron
  • Rank: Captain III
  • Division: Recruitment and Employment Division
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A native of Los Angeles, Aaron McCraney has always kept the “City of Angels” close to his heart. As a youth, Aaron was very active in athletics and experiential education activities.

He continued his zest to learn by earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management. He additionally earned a Master of Arts degree in Negotiations and Conflict Management. Although Aaron began his career in private industry, he kept service to the community at the forefront of his life. Ultimately, that led him to being selected to the Los Angeles Police Department.

During his tenure, Aaron has worked a variety of patrol assignments serving the Wilshire, Van Nuys, Rampart, Southwest and 77th Street communities.

His Watch Commander assignments have been for 77th Street Division, South Traffic Division and Communications Division, and he served as the Patrol Commanding Officer of Wilshire Division.

He additionally has held administrative positions with Training, Personnel and the Ombuds Office. But what sets Aaron apart is his deep, vast and dedicated commitment to the recruitment of only the best police officers for the Department.

He has served as a Sergeant, Lieutenant and now the Commanding Officer of the Recruitment and Employment Division to ensure the sworn workforce meets the number, quality and diversity that the City of Los Angeles needs.

Aaron’s dedication to strengthening the Department’s workforce through thoughtful recruitment and hiring strategies exemplifies his loyalty to serving the community, reducing the fear and incidence of crime, while enhancing the quality of living.