LAPD Command Staff

Regina A. Scott


Deputy Chief Regina Ann Scott was born and raised in Orange, New Jersey.
After graduating from high school, she joined the United States Army as a
combat medic and pharmacy technician. Commander Scott has a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management/Criminal
Justice from Ashford University. She is a graduate of West Point
Leadership School and the 216th Session of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Commander Scott was appointed to the Department in July 1987.
During her tenure, she has held numerous positions and worked
various assignments within the Department as a Police Officer,
Field Training Officer, Senior Lead Officer and Sergeant. She has
also held positions in all advance pay grades of the Detective and
Lieutenant ranks.

On April 16, 2006, Commander Scott was promoted to Captain I as the
Patrol Captain at Southwest where she was responsible for the
patrol functions of sworn and civilian personnel in an area of
South Los Angeles, which includes historic venues such as the Los
Angeles Coliseum, the Sports Arena, Shrine Auditorium, the
University of Southern California, and Baldwin Hill Shopping

In May of 2007, Commander Scott was promoted to Captain II at
Central Traffic Division and later reassigned to Gang and
Operations Support Division. In this assignment, she was
responsible for the oversight and coordination of the Department’s
Gangs Units, Los Angeles City/County Community Law Enforcement and
Recovery (CLEAR) program, the Department’s Cal Gangs coordinator,
Gun Detail, Foreign Prosecution, and Fugitive Warrants.

In March 2009, Commander Scott was promoted to Captain III and
assigned to Communications Division, which is the largest division
of the Department with 570 sworn and civilian personnel and
includes both the Metropolitan and Valley Dispatch Centers.

On June 6, 2011, Scott became the first female African American
appointed to the rank of Commander in the Department’s history. She
was assigned as the Assistant Commanding Officer of Information
Technology Bureau.

On September 8, 2014, Scott was assigned as the Assistant
Commanding Officer of Operations-Valley Bureau, the largest Bureau
within the department. She was responsible for the Eastside of the
San Fernando Valley which includes Foothill, Mission, Van Nuys and
North Hollywood. She also had oversight of the Valley’s Gang and

On March 6, 2016, Commander Scott was assigned as the Assistant
Commanding Officer of Operations-South Bureau and was responsible
for Southwest, Southeast, Criminal Gang Homicide divisions and
Special Events. In an effort to combat the high crime that was
taking place, Commander Scott established and managed the Community
Safety Operations Center (CSOC).

Due to her technical knowledge and the push for the Department to
meet its goals, Commander Scott was assigned as the Assistant
Commanding Officer of Information Technology Bureau.

Scott is the mother of two adult children and has three
grandchildren. Her daughter is currently serving in the United
States Air Force and her son is employed by the Department of
Transportation. In her spare time, Commander Scott enjoys playing
golf and playing blues on her guitar.