Deputy Chief Timothy J. Anderson is the Los Angeles School Police Department’s Chief of Staff, has functional leadership and oversight of the three Service Bureaus, and is the Commanding Officer of the Office of Strategy, Performance, and Accountability (OSPA). Deputy Chief Anderson is also concurrently assigned as the Commanding Officer of the Critical Response Team (CRT), the Honor Guard, the Counter-terrorism Unit, and the Youth Programs and Intervention (which includes the P.A.L./Explorer, Police Academy Magnet School, and the Restorative Justice Programs).
Deputy Chief Anderson is a 22-year veteran of the LASPD and held a myriad of line-level, supervisory, and management positions over the course of his tenure with the agency, which has included: Interim Chief of Police and Commanding Officer of the Field Services Bureau with oversight of all field operations, spanning six geographic Divisions, with a daytime population of approximately one million, covering over 710 square Miles.
Deputy Chief Anderson holds a Master of Science: Emergency Services Administration (CSULB), Awards/Recognitions: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Tau Theta Honors Societies. Bachelor of Science: Organizational Management (University of La Verne), Awards/ Recognitions: Magna Cum Laude, Alpha Chi Honors Society Dean’s List.
Timothy is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, West Point Leadership Academy, FBI LEEDA – Command Institute, National Counter-terrorism Academy, CA POST Executive Development Course, and the International Counter-terrorism Course (Israel). Timothy has taught numerous courses and subjects within the law enforcement community at the local, state, and national level. Timothy teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Phoenix, College of Criminal Justice, spanning leadership, budget, interpersonal communications, criminal organizations, and counter-terrorism. Timothy has also received several professional awards to include the: Medal of Valor, Police Star for Bravery, Medal of Meritorious Service, Medal of Distinguished Service, Chief’s Citation for Excellence, Citation For Excellence, and twice awarded the Unit Citation.
Deputy Chief Timothy J. Anderson
Support Services Bureau
Telephone: (213) 202-4510