Darrell Lowe, Captain (Limited) - Operations Division
Lowe is a 24 year veteran of the Santa Monica Police Department, joining the
Department in 1992. Captain Lowe
currently oversees the Operations Division. Throughout his career he has worked
a variety of assignments, including Patrol, School Resource Officer, and 3rd
Street Bikes. As a Lieutenant he has been the Division Commander for a variety
of units to include: Patrol watches, K-9 unit, Mounted Unit, Harbor Unit, the
Jail, Property Room, Records, Budget & Procurement, Animal Control,
Resource Development (Training, Backgrounds), Community Relations and Animal
Control, and Criminal Investigations. Prior to promoting to Captain he served
both as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Police and most recently
as the Operations Division Executive Officer. To better provide police services
to the community with the reintroduction of the Metro train to Santa Monica; Captain
Lowe was the architect of the Department’s patrol beat reconfiguration in 2014
reducing the patrol beats from eight to four.
holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from California State University
Northridge and, a Master’s degree in Emergency Services Administration from
California State University Long Beach. He is an Alumnus of The Center for
Creative Leadership’s Leadership Development Program, the University of
Southern California’s Delinquency Control Institute and the Safer Communities
Institute program. He attended the 249th session of the Federal
Bureau of Investigations National Academy. He possesses numerous California
Peace Officer’s Standards and Training certifications and is a POST Master
Instructor and a Drug Recognition Expert. He designed and developed a training
course for sergeants and lieutenants assigned to investigative units that is
the model for the state of California. He is the Department’s lead facilitator
for Procedural Justice and Fair and Impartial Policing training. Recently, he
assisted California State University Northridge with the development of a
Criminal Justice program which will begin accepting students in fall 2017.
Captain Lowe is a contributing author to a Department of Justice’s Office of
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) guidebook entitled, How to Increase Cultural Understanding.
Police Perspectives: Building Trust in a Diverse Nation, no. 1. Washington, DC:
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
serves and has served on various community boards and committees such as the
PTA, Boys & Girls Club, Kiwanis, the Westside Inter-faith Council, Santa
Monica Unity Festival organizing committee, and a Community Gang & Crime Prevention
Task force in Simi Valley.
is a member of several professional organizations and an Adjunct Professor at a
local colleges teaching in the Criminal Justice field.