Secretary to the Chief of Police
Lieutenant Leslie Ramirez
Adjutant to the Chief of Police
Chief Zipperman is a proud native of the City of Los Angeles and graduated from LAUSD’s Taft High School in the San Fernando Valley. He was appointed as the Chief of the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) in January of 2011, after serving over 32 years with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). He worked numerous officer and supervisory assignments including patrol, vice, narcotics and Special Response Units. As an LAPD Command Officer, he held various positions throughout the LAPD divisions, and forged numerous business and community relationships.
As Chief of the LASPD, Chief Zipperman is responsible for the oversight of 410 sworn officers and 101 school safety officers and a civilian support staff, to police over 710 square miles covering 1100 schools attended by over one million students. Chief Zipperman holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, and a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership. He teaches various leadership programs and is a member of various professional school safety and police organizations.