Paul M. Weber
Elected by Active Police Members
Term Expiration: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
In 1984, Paul M. Weber fulfilled his long-time aspiration of joining the Los Angeles Police Department. Captain Weber was born in Inglewood, California and is a now 34-year-veteran with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Weber received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management from The Union Institute and University and a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership from the University of Southern California. Captain Weber has graduated several respected schools in police leadership. He has a Certificate in Police Union Leadership from Harvard University and Certificate in Work Place Mediation from Cornell University. At the Harvard Kennedy School Malcom Weiner Center for Social Policy, Weber worked on an ambitious project – a second Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety. The Session conversations confirmed beliefs that the challenges faced by policing are vastly different today from those a generation ago. The leadership and scholarship have changed. The demographics of our country and police agencies themselves are substantially different. The operational and managerial challenges are more complicated. The roles of technology, the influence of global crime, terrorism, and corruption have changed the worries and practices of police officers as well as police leaders.
Captain Weber has worked in a variety of field and administrative assignments and has served the Department in all four Bureaus in a variety of capacities. His notable experience includes working as a Police Officer II in Foothill, 77th Street, Van Nuys and Rampart patrol; as field training officer and as Gang Unit-Police Officer III in Van Nuys, until finally as patrol sergeant in Hollywood and later at Personnel Group.
Captain Weber has a strong background in public safety labor management issues. For 11 years, he was a Director with the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union that representing over 9,900 dedicated and professional sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department. He represented League members on pension issues. For several years, he served as the Union President.
Captain Weber completed the following courses at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School:
Advanced Investments Management Program
Pension Portfolio Concepts and Management Program
Public Plan Policy in Employee Pensions
In 2013, Weber was promoted to Lieutenant watch commander at West Valley Station and later selected to be the adjutant to the Deputy Chief of Operations-Valley Bureau.
In 2015, as adjutant to the Director-Office of Operations, Weber assisted the Director of Office of Operations with uniformed operations city-wide and coordinate the Department’s anti-crime initiatives to maximize effectiveness in dealing with crime and social disorder.
In 2017, he was selected as the commanding officer of Topanga Area Detectives where he was responsible for supervising detectives, crime reduction unit, civilian professional staff and community volunteers who carry out day-to-day, routine crime suppression and investigative functions.