LAPD Command Staff

Christopher M. Zine

Zine, Christopher


Captain Christopher M. Zine joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 2001. After graduating from the academy, Captain Zine was assigned as a police officer at Pacific Division and was then assigned to Hollywood Division. In 2005, Captain Zine was selected as a motor officer assigned to Operations-South Bureau, where he worked a variety of assignments including traffic enforcement, collision investigation, the DUI task force, and the Office of Operations City-wide Violent Crime Task Force (CREW). In 2012, Captain Zine was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to North Hollywood, serving as a patrol sergeant Area adjutant, until being upgraded to Sergeant II and assigned as the North Hollywood Area Community Relations Officer in Charge. In 2017, Captain Zine was assigned as the aide to the Director of the Office of Constitutional Policing and Policy. In 2019, Captain Zine was promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned Devonshire Area, serving as the Watch Commander, the Assistant Detective Commanding Officer, and the Lieutenant II assigned as the Officer in Charge of the Devonshire Area Gang Impact Team. Later in 2019, Captain Zine was selected as the adjutant to the Chief of Detectives and tasked with the development and implementation of many critical projects, including photo comparison technology and the community violence reduction program. In July 2021, Captain Zine was promoted as the Patrol Captain of Foothill Area, overseeing patrol operations. Captain Zine believes in emphasizing and implementing community policing principles, fostering lasting partnerships with the community. In April of 2022, Captain Zine was assigned as the Director of Training Division overseeing the Los Angeles Police Academy and in-service training.

Captain Zine has a Bachelor of Science in Politics from Saint Mary’s College of California and a Master of Science degree in Emergency Services Administration from the University of California, Long Beach. Captain Zine lives in the City of Los Angeles with his wife and two children.