About the Chief of Police
Chief Manny Cid
Chief Cid serves as the Police Chief for the Culver City Police Department. As the Police Chief, he is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, efficiency, and direction of all Department staff and operations. The Police Department is comprised of the following bureaus: the Office of the Chief of Police, the Operations Bureau, the Investigations Bureau, and the Administrations Bureau. The Police Chief is appointed by and reports directly to the City Council.
Chief Cid is a first generation Cuban-American and as a youth was raised in the Long Beach and Downey area. In 2005, Chief Cid was hired by the Culver City Police Department and attended the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy. Upon completion of the police academy, Chief Cid spent a few years working patrol before being assigned to the Investigations Bureau, where he became a member of the Department’s Crime Impact Team and later represented the Police Department at the Cal-MMET major narcotics taskforce.
In 2012, Chief Cid was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, Chief Cid had the opportunity to supervise the Gang Intelligence Unit, K-9 program, and the Field Training Program, before being assigned to command Group 1 of the LA IMPACT major narcotics taskforce, responsible for investigating large scale narcotics trafficking and money laundering organizations throughout the Southern California region.
In 2016, Chief Cid was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As a Lieutenant, Chief Cid served as a Watch Commander in Patrol and later the Administrative Lieutenant and Executive Officer working out of the Office of the Chief of Police.
Chief Cid was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2018 and had the opportunity to lead the Operations Bureau initially, and later the Administrations Bureau.
In early June of 2020, Chief Cid was appointed as the Chief of Police.
Chief Cid possesses his Bachelors in Political Science from Whittier College and a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Organizational Leadership from National University. He is also a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Point Leadership Program, and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Chief Cid has been the recipient of several Department awards, including the Sustained Superiority Award, the Distinguished Service Medal, and the “David Shaby” Career Achievement Award.