LAPD Command Staff

Brent McGuyre

McGuyre, Brent


Brent McGuyre was born and raised in Los Angeles County. He graduated from Biola University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and later earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University of Long Beach. Captain McGuyre was also awarded the Public Leadership Credential in 2024 from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Brent McGuyre joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 2001. After completing patrol assignments in South Los Angeles at Southwest Area and for several years in East Los Angeles at Hollenbeck Area, Brent joined the Office of Operations as a Staff Researcher assisting with the direction of the LAPD’s Citywide field operations.

In 2008, Brent McGuyre promoted to Sergeant and returned to South Los Angeles as a patrol supervisor in the Watts area at the Southeast Area Station. Brent later returned to Southwest Area where he eventually became the Officer-in-Charge of the Vice Unit. During his time there, the Southwest Vice Unit was awarded the Community Policing Medal for their collaboration with the community to address the historic problem of prostitution and human trafficking along the Western Corridor.

At the end of his Vice tour, Brent McGuyre was upgraded to an Assistant Watch Commander, but soon after, was assigned as the Officer-in-Charge of the University Park Task Force. The University Park Task Force was a specially chosen group of 30 field officers, detectives, and Community Relations officers who were assigned to the community surrounding the University of Southern California (USC). After two years at the University Park Task Force, Brent McGuyre was promoted to Lieutenant in 2016 and assigned as the night Watch Commander at Hollywood Area. In 2017, Brent McGuyre was upgraded to a position as the adjutant to the Director of the Office of Constitutional Policing and Policy. The Office of Constitutional Policing and Policy leads the development of LAPD’s policies and procedures, manages the Department’s legal affairs and risk management initiatives, and coordinates all local, state, and federal government legislative affairs.

In 2020, Brent was promoted to Captain and was honored with the privilege of leading the men and women who patrol the downtown area of the LAPD’s Central Area. In 2021, Captain McGuyre assumed command of the Hollywood Community Police Station, which served the Hollywood community and the famous Hollywood Entertainment District.

Captain McGuyre is now the Commanding Officer of Harbor Area. This police division encompasses 27 square miles and serves the 181,000 residents of the Harbor Gateway, Harbor City, San Pedro, and Wilmington communities.