LAPD Command Staff

Arturo Sandoval


Captain Arturo Sandoval was born and raised in Los Angeles. He attended high school at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Rosemead, California. After high school he enrolled at San Diego State University. He went on to graduate from National University, receiving a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science.

Sandoval was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department on December 4, 1989. He worked a variety of assignments and Divisions as a police officer, which included Newton Division, Wilshire Division, Central Traffic Division and Hollywood Division. His
experience included patrol, gangs, vice, and traffic.

In 1994, he was promoted to a detective trainee in Wilshire Division. As a detective, Sandoval worked homicide, gangs, sexual assault, burglary and major assault crimes.

In 1997 Sandoval was promoted to sergeant. His supervisory assignments included Southeast and Northeast Division. His experience included patrol, administrative operations, adjutant and assistant watch commander.

In 2007, Sandoval was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to Southwest Area as a watch commander. As a Lieutenant, Sandoval held the position of Officer-in-Charge at Internal Audits and Inspections Division, Olympic Area Gang Impact Team and Force Investigation Division. Sandoval was promoted to Captain on October 6, 2013, and appointed as the Rampart Division Patrol Commanding Officer.

Captain Sandoval is married to a fellow police officer. He has two daughters and one granddaughter.