Captain Brian Morrison is a third-generation police officer and second-generation Los Angeles Police Officer. His grandfather, retired Chief Warrant Officer Carl Morrison, United States Navy (WWII and Korea), served as a Deputy Port Warden in San Pedro, California. His father, retired Commander George Morrison, served the City of Los Angeles and the Department from 1956 to 1995.
Captain Morrison was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received an Associate of Arts degree from Los Angeles Pierce College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In 1993, while working as a high school teacher, Brian joined the LAPD as a Reserve Officer. In 1994, he joined the Los Angeles Police Department full-time.
As a police officer, Brian worked various assignments including Patrol, CRASH, Academy Firearms Instructor, Field Training Officer, and Senior Lead Officer. In 2002, Brian promoted to Sergeant and worked Patrol, Vice, and Metropolitan Division.
In 2013, he promoted to Lieutenant and worked as a Watch Commander, Violent Crime Task Force, and Gang Impact Team Officer-in-Charge, and Bureau Gang Coordinator. In December 2018, Brian was promoted to Captain and assigned to Pacific Patrol Division, where he provided oversight for Patrol and Beach Operations. He has served communities throughout the City of Los Angeles, in all four geographic bureaus.
In April 2021, Captain Morrison was assigned to the LAPD’s Emergency Services Division. In his current assignment, Brian oversees the Hazardous Devices and Materials Section (Bomb Squad and Haz Mat), LAX Bomb Detection K9 Unit, and Emergency Management Section. He currently resides in the City of Los Angeles with his wife of 27 years and two children.