Captain Jonathan L. Tippet was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department on May 31, 1988. He worked a variety of assignments as a police officer, which included Harbor, Central, Rampart and Metropolitan Division. His experience included patrol, special problems units, surveillance, narcotics and gangs. While assigned to Rampart Division he worked patrol and gangs, and was promoted to Police Officer III in the gang unit. Tippet was later promoted to Senior Lead Officer and was responsible for the area known as the Pico/Union District. His ability to speak Spanish allowed him to develop very good relationships and partnerships with the community.
In 1996, Tippet proudly became an Element Member, of the “Elite” Metropolitan Division and was assigned to C Platoon. He was later promoted to Assistant Squad Leader. His experience as a Metropolitan Division officer includes crime suppression, task force operations, high-risk warrants, crowd control/crowd management, VIP/dignitary protection, major events and special operations.
In 2002, he was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned to Southeast Division where he worked the following assignments, Patrol Supervisor, Patrol Adjutant, Area Adjutant, and Assistant Watch Commander.
In 2009, after four years as a Watch Commander, Tippet returned to Metropolitan Division as a supervisor and was a Squad Leader in both C Platoon, and B Platoon.
In 2011, Captain Tippet was promoted to Lieutenant and returned to Southeast Area as a Watch Commander. In 2012, Tippet was assigned to the Southeast Gang Impact Team and was promoted to Lieutenant II as the Officer-In-Charge. Tippet’s duties and responsibilities included overseeing the uniformed gang officers, gang detectives and narcotics unit, assigned to Southeast.
In 2014, Captain Tippet was selected to be the Adjutant to the Commanding Officer of Operations-South Bureau. In April 2015, Tippet was promoted to Captain and has served as the Patrol Commanding Officer of Olympic Division and Pacific Division.
Captain Tippet is an active resident of the City of Los Angeles, is married to a fellow officer and has two adult children, a son and a daughter. Tippet has obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management from the Union Institute and University.
June 2016, Captain Tippet became the Assistant Commanding Officer of Metropolitan Division and in March 2017, he was promoted to Commanding Officer of Metropolitan Division, R-Commander. He remained in that position until December of 2019 when he was
assigned to the “Elite” Robbery Homicide Division.