Retiring LAPD Captain Partners with his Son for his Final Patrol Shift NA10339SF

December 13, 2010

Photo and interview opportunity

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
2:00 p.m.

Mission Division – Roll Call Room
11121 North Sepulveda Boulevard
North Hills, CA  91345

Captain Steve Zipperman, Commanding Officer, Southwest Division
Police Officer Chad Zipperman, Mission Division

Captain Steve Zipperman, a 31-year-veteran who joined the LAPD in March of 1979, will be working his final patrol shift with his son Chad.  Police Officer Chad Zipperman was appointed to the LAPD in August, 2008, and is currently assigned to Mission Division’s Safer Cities Initiative Task Force.

As a police officer, Captain Steve Zipperman worked numerous assignments including patrol, special problems unit, vice, narcotics and Metropolitan Division. After being promoted to Sergeant in 1986, he worked a variety of assignments including, patrol operations, vice, administrative staff research, adjutant and Internal Affairs. Captain Zipperman promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1994 and worked as a patrol watch commander, bureau vice coordinator and adjutant. In April 1996, he promoted to Lieutenant II and was assigned to Metropolitan Division where he held the positions of Officer in Charge of Operations Section, Mounted Platoon, K-9 Platoon and Assistant Officer in Charge of the Special Weapons and Tactics Platoon (SWAT). He promoted to rank of Captain on October 15, 2006, and served as the commanding officer of West Valley Division. In February 2009, Captain Zipperman was assigned as the commanding officer of Southwest Area.

Photo opportunity of Captain Zipperman and his son attending roll call and b-roll of the two driving their black & white police car out of the station’s parking lot to begin their patrol shift.

If interested in covering this story, please call Police Officer Sara Faden, Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.