Captain Carolin Larson
Captain Carolin Larson is a 29 year veteran of the Santa Monica Police Department. Promoted to her current rank in 2011, she commands the Special Enforcement Division. Captain Larson career has included extensive experience in field and investigative operations including Patrol, Crime Impact Team, Crimes Against Persons, Narcotics Enforcement, Labor Relations and Organized Crime investigations.
Captain Larson was promoted to Police Sergeant in 1997 and Police Lieutenant in 2002. As a Police Lieutenant her commands included: Day, Night, and Morning Watch Patrol Divisions, Communications Center, and the Professional Standards Section. She also served as manager of the Field Training Officer Program and as the Crisis Negotiation Team Commander.
Captain Larson holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University, and a Master in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge. She is also a graduate of California Peace Officers Standards in Training (POST) Executive Development and POST Command College, Class 39. She is a recipient of the Department’s Medal of Merit, and has received several citations for exemplary service.
Captain Larson serves on the board of directors of the Virginia Avenue Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring and developing youth in the community, and is an adjunct faculty member at the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance, Tools for Tolerance for Law Enforcement Programs.