As the Operations Bureau Commander, Captain Sims 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 Sims 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 Sims acts as the appointing authority for all personnel under his command and reports directly to the Assistant Chief of Police.
Biography - Captain Sims grew up in Ventura California. He has been a member of the Culver City Police Department since 2000, when he was hired as a Police Officer. During his time as a Police Officer, Captain Sims worked as a Patrol Officer, and as an investigator with our Crime Impact Team, Special Victims’ Unit, and our Robbery Homicide Section.
In 2007, Captain Sims was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, Captain Sims worked Patrol, Detectives, and Parking.
Captain Sims was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the year 2013. As a Lieutenant, Captain Sims served as a Patrol Watch Commander, Professional Standards Lieutenant, and as the Traffic Lieutenant. As part of these assignments, Captain Sims conducted internal administrative investigations and served as our Department’s media and community relations liaison.
Captain Sims holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from California State University Northridge, and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from California Lutheran University. He has attended numerous professional development programs including: The Sherman Block Supervisory Institute, The Los Angeles Police Department’s Leadership Program, The Senior Management Institute for Police and he is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Class #264).
Captain Sims has been the recipient of the Culver City Police Department’s Special Recognition Award and the Distinguished Service Medal. He enjoys physical fitness and was a sixteen year member of our Baker to Vegas Team. He has also participated in the California and Nevada Police Olympics in softball and submission wrestling. In his spare time, Captain Sims enjoys spending time with his family.