Captain Burns was born in Van Nuys, California. She resided in several areas throughout Southern California prior to moving out-of-state to pursue her Bachelor's Degree. In 1994, Captain Burns received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 1995, she returned to California and began her career with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Captain Burns worked a variety of assignments including Patrol, Traffic, Vice, and several Specialized Units. In 2003, she was promoted to rank of Detective where she conducted investigations on a variety of crimes including Burglary and Robbery. During this time, she took on the challenge of working on her Master's Degree in Public Administration at California State University, Northridge, which she completed in 2005. Also in 2005, she was assigned to Narcotics where she found her calling to serve the community and make neighborhoods safer by focusing on quality of life issues. This led to Captain Burns being promoted to the rank of Detective III as the Officer-In-Charge of a Narcotics Enforcement Detail. In 2012, Captain Burns was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned to West Los Angeles Division as a Watch Commander.
In 2014, she transferred to Mission Division where she soon promoted to the Commanding Officer of Detectives. She had oversight of all criminal investigations, including several high-profile cases. Captain Burns has a passion for investigations and identifying and apprehending criminal offenders.
In March of 2017, Captain Burns was promoted to the rank of Captain as the Commanding Officer of Devonshire Patrol Division. After a year at Devonshire she served as the Patrol Captain at Hollenbeck Division.
She has returned to Devonshire Division having been promoted to Captain III, Commanding Officer for the Devonshire Area Division.
Captain I Paul Weber
Captain Paul Weber, a 34 year veteran with LAPD, is originally from Inglewood, California. He holds a Master's degree in Executive Leadership from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management from The Union Institute and University. In addition, Captain Weber holds a Certificate in Police Union Leadership from Harvard University and Certificate in Work Place Mediation from Cornell University. At the Harvard Kennedy School Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, Captain Weber worked on an ambitious project confirming that challenges faced by policing today are vastly different and more complicated than those faced a generation ago.
Captain Weber has worked with the LAPD on a variety of field and administrative assignments in all four of its regional Bureaus. Most notably, he was a Police Officer II at Foothill, 77th Street,Van Nuys and Rampart Patrol. As a Police Officer III at Van Nuys, he was a field training officer and also assigned to the Gang Unit until he promoted to Patrol Sergeant in Hollywood, and was later assigned to Personnel Group.
Captain Weber has a strong background in public safety labor management issues. For 11 years, he was a Director with the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union that represents nearly 10,000 dedicated professional sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department, and ultimately served as the Union President for several years.
In 2013, Captain Weber was promoted to Lieutenant Watch Commander at West Valley Station and was later selected to be the adjutant to the Deputy Chief of Operations-Valley Bureau.