Captain Sam Agaiby  
As the Operations Bureau Commander, Captain Sam Agaiby is responsible for all uniformed Patrol personnel who respond to calls for service. During a typical Patrol Shift, there are officers assigned to each of our five Patrol Districts, which helps the Culver City Police Department maintain an impressive emergency response time of around three to three and one half minutes.

Also assigned to the Operations Bureau are the Culver City Police Department’s K-9 Officers, our fully staffed “Type 1” jail facility, Animal Services, as well as all Traffic Enforcement including Motors, Accident Investigations, Commercial Enforcement, Parking Enforcement, and Red Light Photo Enforcement. Captain Agaiby reports to the Assistant Chief of Police and acts as the appointing authority for personnel under his command.

Biography - Captain Agaiby started his Law Enforcement career with Culver City as a Community Service Officer in 1993. He was hired as a Police Officer in 1994 and has worked Operations, Detectives and Vice/Narcotics. He was also assigned to several Los Angeles County multi-agency taskforces (LA IMPACT, CalMMET, and TRAP) responsible for investigating large-scale Money Laundering, Narcotics Distribution and Auto Theft crimes. He was promoted to Sergeant in January of 2008 and supervised Patrol Operations, the Special Victims Unit, the Crime Impact Team, and the Personnel and Training Section. He was promoted to Lieutenant in February of 2014 and managed Patrol Operations, as well as the Community Services Bureau.

Captain Agaiby has earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Organizational Leadership from National University. He has also attended the Los Angeles Police Department/WestPoint Leadership Program, the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training Command College, as well as many other progressive management, leadership and accountability courses.

Captain Agaiby has been the recipient of several departmental awards, including the Sustained Superior Performance award and the Medal of Valor.


Uniformed Officers who respond to 911 and other calls for service; preliminary investigation of crime scenes, and assisting citizens in improving the quality of life in the city.

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The usual function of the police K-9 is to assist police officers in the performance of their wide range of duties. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Locating, detaining, or apprehending suspect (s) whom are resisting or evading arrest.
  • Locating evidence that is believed to be of value in the investigation of a crime or incident believed to be a crime.
  • Searching an area, building or any type of structure or vehicle where it is believed that a crime may have been committed.

Partnership In Policing

The Partnership in Policing (PIP) Team was designed to have a diverse group of Police Officers at the forefront of continuing to foster, and enhance, the community partnerships that are so important to our Police Department. This team is comprised of five (5) officers and one (1) sergeant who are focused on providing a personalized police service to the community through collaboration with various entities, enhanced focus in addressing quality of life issues, continued participation in community outreach events, to attend Neighborhood Watch Meetings, as well as working along-side our Community Relations Lieutenant.

Each of the five PIP Team Officers will also serve as District Liaisons for each of our City's five (5) districts, allowing each respective Officer to gain a more intimate knowledge of the different neighborhoods within these given districts, as well as any possible issues facing those neighborhoods.

If the PIP Team can assist you in addressing any of your quality of life issues in Culver City, please contact them:


Conducts follow-up investigation on certain types of traffic crimes as well as vehicle code violations such as drunk driving.


Enforce traffic and vehicle codes in an effort to decrease congestion and accidents. The unit works to expedite traffic that's in our city.


Enforce parking codes to enable access and availability.


Enforce various codes that apply to trucks and other large vehicles thus reducing damage to city streets and accidents that result from safety violations.


Photo enforced intersections that capture violators who run red lights thus decreasing injury accidents.


Oversees security alarm permits, tracks false alarm activations and bills subscribers as appropriate.


Provides fingerprinting services for the public, for a set fee, who may need registration certification.
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Recruits, hires, trains, and deploys crossing guards in the areas of all five elementary schools throughout the city.


Booking, processing, and housing of prisoners and court commitments. Information on prisoners in custody can be obtained at this number.


The Culver City Police Department will comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) and have established standards to prevent, detect and respond to sexual abuse, harassment and retaliation against detainees or prisoners in the Culver City Police Department's Type 1 jail facility.

If you would like to report sexual abuse and sexual harassment on behalf of a detainee or prisoner in the Culver City Police Department's jail facility, contact the Jail Supervisor at (310) 253-6205 or the Jail Administrator at (310) 253-6202.

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