LAPD Command Staff

Ahmad Zarekani

Bio

Captain Zarekani joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1994. Throughout his career, he has worked in various number of assignments throughout the City of Los Angeles. In 1999, Captain Zarekani promoted to a Field Training Officer. As a Police Officer III, he also worked as a Vice Investigator, and a Detective Trainee. Captain Zarekani was the recipient of the Meritorious Unit Citation.

In 2003, Captain Zarekani was promoted to the rank of Detective and was assigned to North Hollywood Detective Division. During his tenure as a Detective, he also worked as a narcotics detective, assigned to Narcotics Division.

In 2005, Captain Zarekani was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to Hollywood Patrol Division. During his tenure as a Sergeant, he worked in operations and investigations.

In 2012, Captain Zarekani was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. During his tenure as a Lieutenant, he has worked in Gang and Narcotics Division and was assigned as the Officer-in-Charge of Fugitive Warrant Section, Major Enforcement Section, and the Assistant Commanding Officer. In addition, he provided supervisory oversight of several federally funded task forces and the Narcotic K-9 Unit.

Captain Zarekani graduated from California State University-Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Additionally, he has graduated from the West Point Lead Leadership Program and The Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.

In 2018, Captain Zarekani was promoted to the rank of Captain and was assigned as the Commanding Officer of Olympic Patrol Division.

Captain Zarekani is honored to lead the men and women of Olympic Patrol Division and serve the diverse Olympic community. He is a practitioner of the relationship-based policing philosophy and whole heartedly believes that meaningful relationships between the Los Angeles Police Department and the community will make the City of Los Angeles safer and more prosperous.

Captain Zarekani resides in City of Los Angles with his wife and daughter. He is an avid reader and enjoys traveling.