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Al C. Neal, Captain III

Al C. Neal

Captain III
South Traffic Division

email Captain III Al Neal was
born in Meridian, Mississippi, and moved to Los Angeles, California
when he was 2 years old. Captain Neal grew up in Los Angeles and
attended local area schools. Upon graduation from high school
Captain Neal attended California State University, Los Angeles.
Captain Neal began his law enforcement career at California State
University, Los Angeles in 1989, as a university police officer.
Captain Neal served the campus community until 1993, when he became
a Los Angeles Police Officer.

As a police officer Captain Neal was assigned to Newton Division
Patrol, Southeast Division Patrol, Special Problems Unit, Community
Resources Against Street Hoodlums, Southeast Tactics Cadre, and
Field Training Officer. In 1999 Captain Neal was assigned to
Metropolitan Division, where he worked crime suppression, dignitary
protection, warrant service, and trained Department personnel on
crowd control tactics among other things.

In 2003, Captain Neal was promoted to sergeant. As a sergeant
Captain Neal was assigned to Northeast Division patrol, and Central
Division patrol. Captain Neal was upgraded to Sergeant II in 2006
and assigned to Internal Affairs. After leaving Internal Affairs
Captain Neal became the Assistant Officer In Charge, Safer Cities
Initiative, Central Division, and then the Officer In Charge,
Planning and Research Division, Procedures and Directives Unit. In
2012 Captain Neal was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to
Southeast Division, as a Patrol Watch Commander. In 2015, he was
upgraded to Lieutenant II and became the Officer In charge,
Detective Services Section, Detective Support and Vice

In June of 2016, he was promoted to the rank of captain and
assigned as the Patrol Commanding Officer, Southeast Division.
Captain Neal, attended Mt San Antonio College, California State
University Los Angeles, Long Beach State and the University of
California Irvine, where he earned his Master's Degree in
Criminology, Law and Society.

Captain Neal enjoys attending his daughters sporting events,
fishing and physical fitness.