Interim Chief of Police Darren Arakawa began his career in 1991 as a Reserve Officer and became a full sworn officer in 1992. He was Promoted to the rank of Captain in 2012. He started serving as Interim Chief of Police in 2021. His previous experience and assignments include:
Administrative and Services Captain
Detective Bureau Lieutenant
Patrol Watch Commander
Crime Impact Team Sergeant
Detective Bureau Sergeant
Field Training Officer
Task Force Officer for the Drug Enforcement Administration
Reserve Police Officer
Interim Chief Arakawa is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum-Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University, California Peace Officer Standards and Training Command College, Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, and the Delinquency Control Institute at the University of Southern California. He possesses an Associates of Arts and Associate of Science Degree from Rio Hondo College, a Bachelors Degree and Master of Science Degree from California State University, Long Beach. He has completed post-graduate work at the University of La Verne in Public Administration.
To contact Interim Chief Arakawa send an email, or contact him Monday - Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. at 323-564-5486.