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 and one half minutes.
Also assigned to the Operations Bureau are the Culver City Police Department’s K-9 Officers, our “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.