Special Operations Bureau


Captain Troy Dunlap

As the Special Operations Bureau Commander, Captain Dunlap is responsible for the Detectives Unit, Special Victims Unit, the Crime Impact Team, the Special Enforcement Unit, the Emergency Response Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, UAV / Drone Program, Forensics Unit, and the Department’s “Type 1” Jail facility. Captain Dunlap is also responsible for our various Task Forces, and the Traffic Division, which includes Motors, Accident Investigations, Commercial Enforcement, Parking Enforcement, Animal Services and Parking Enforcement.


Captain Dunlap grew up in Culver City and graduated from Culver City High School. He has been a member of the Culver City Police Department since 2002, when he was hired as a Police Officer. During his time as a Police Officer, Captain Dunlap worked as a Patrol Officer and as an investigator with our Crime Impact Team, Field Training Officer, and our Robbery-Homicide Section.

In 2010, Captain Dunlap was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, Captain Dunlap worked Patrol and Detectives.

Captain Dunlap was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2014. As a Lieutenant, Captain Dunlap served as a Patrol Watch Commander, Community Services Lieutenant, and as the Administrative Lieutenant. As part of these assignments, Captain Dunlap conducted internal administrative investigations and served as our Department’s media and community relations liaison.

Captain Dunlap holds a Master's Degree from the University of San Diego in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration from California State University Fresno. He has attended numerous professional development programs including, The Los Angeles Police Department’s Leadership Program, Public Safety Leadership Program-University of Southern California (USC), and California Command College Class #66).

Captain Dunlap has been the recipient of several department awards, including the Sustained Superiority Award, the Distinguished Service Medal, and the “David Shaby” Career Achievement Award.