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    Darrell Lowe, Captain (Limited) - Operations Division



    Captain Darrell 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.

    Captain Lowe 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.

    Captain Lowe 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.

    Captain Lowe is a member of several professional organizations and an Adjunct Professor at a local colleges teaching in the Criminal Justice field.

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