LAPD Command Staff

Jonathan Pinto


Captain Jonathan Pinto was raised in Fremont, California and later moved to Woodstown, New Jersey. Upon completion of High School, he served in the United States Marine Corps as a Military Police officer and as a Criminal Investigator. After serving seven years on active service, he received an honorable discharge from the USMC. He joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1996 and completed his probationary period in Rampart Area.

He then transferred to Southwest Area as a police officer, worked a variety of assignments including patrol, bike patrol, foot beats, and as a training officer.

In 2005, Pinto was promoted to sergeant. His supervisory assignments included Southeast, Rampart, and Southwest. His experience included patrol, gang supervisor, and assistant watch commander. He was the Officer in Charge of the University Park Task force in Southwest Area, which included working in collaboration with USC’s Department of Public Safety.

In 2014, Pinto was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to Newton Area as a watch commander and later as the Officer in Charge of the Newton Gang Impact Team. He then transferred and was the Officer in Charge of Employee Relations Group.

Captain Pinto received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management from Union Institute and University. In addition, he has successfully completed the Los Angeles Police Department West Point Leadership Program and the Sherman Block
Supervisor Leadership Institute (SBSLI). He has a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California in Executive Management of Leadership.

In May of 2017, Pinto was promoted to Captain as the Commanding Officer of Hollywood Area Patrol Division.

In August of 2018, Captain Pinto was transferred to the newly formed Innovation & Strategic Planning Division as the Commanding Officer.

In June 2019, Captain Pinto was assigned to South Traffic Division as Commanding Officer.

In February 2021, Captain Pinto was transferred to Training Division as the Commanding Officer.