Operations Bureau

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Captain Manny Cid

As the Operations Bureau Commander, Captain Cid is responsible for all uniformed Patrol personnel, who respond to calls for service, as well as the Department’s Canine (K-9) Officers, Special Enforcement Teams (Bike Patrol), Mental Health Evaluation Team, UAV/Drone Program and the Department’s “Type 1” Jail facility. Captain Cid is also responsible for our Traffic Division, which includes Motors, Accident Investigations, Commercial Enforcement, Parking Enforcement, Animal Services and Red Light Photo Enforcement. 

Maintaining the best emergency response time possible to the Culver City community is the paramount goal of the Operations Bureau.  In working to sustain that high-level of service, each Patrol Shift has officers assigned to each of the City’s five Patrol Districts, which helps the Culver City Police Department maintain an impressive emergency response time of around three and one half minutes.

Captain Cid acts as the appointing authority for all personnel under his command and reports directly to the Assistant Chief of Police.

Biography - Captain Cid was hired by the Culver City Police Department in 2005 and attended the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy.  Upon completion of the police academy, Captain Cid spent a few years working patrol before being assigned to the Investigations Bureau, where he became a member of the Crime Impact Team and later represented the Police Department at the Cal-MMET major narcotics taskforce.


In 2012, Captain Cid was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  As a Sergeant, Captain 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.

In 2016, Captain Cid was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.  As a Lieutenant, Captain Cid served as a Watch Commander in Patrol and later the Administrative Lieutenant working out of the Office of the Chief of Police. 

Captain Cid was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2019, where he is now in charge of the Operations Bureau.

Captain Cid possesses his Bachelors in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Organizational Leadership.  He is also a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Point Leadership Program, as well as the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Captain 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.