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Jonathan Pinto, Captain II

Jonathan Pinto

Captain II
Innovation & Strategic Planning Division

email Captain Jonathan Pinto was
raised in Fremont, California and later moved to Woodstown, New
Jersey. Upon completion of High School he served in the United
States Marine Corps as a Military Police officer and as a Criminal
Investigator. After serving seven years on active service, he
received an honorable discharge from the USMC. He joined the Los
Angeles Police Department in 1996 and completed his probationary
period in Rampart Area. He then transferred to Southwest Area as a
police officer, worked a variety of assignments including patrol,
bike patrol, foot beats, and as a training officer.

In 2005, Pinto was promoted to sergeant. His supervisory
assignments included Southeast, Rampart, and Southwest. His
experience included patrol, gang supervisor, and assistant watch
commander. He was the Officer in Charge of the University Park
Taskforce in Southwest Area, which included working in
collaboration with USC's Department of Public Safety.

In 2014, Pinto was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to Newton
Area as a watch commander and later as the Officer in Charge of the
Newton Gang Impact Team. He then transferred and was the Officer in
Charge of Employee Relations Group.

Captain Pinto received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal
Justice Management from Union Institute and University. In
addition, he has successfully completed the Los Angeles Police
Department West Point Leadership Program and the Sherman Block
Supervisor Leadership Institute (SBSLI). He has a Master's degree
from the University of Southern California in Executive Management
of Leadership

In May of 2017, Pinto was promoted to Captain and is currently
assigned as the Commanding Officer of Hollywood Area Patrol