Chief of Staff
Commander Patrick O'Dowd
Commander O’Dowd began his career with the Long Beach Police Department in 1993 as a Clerk Typist in the Records Division. He was promoted to Records Supervisor where he worked until being hired as a Police Recruit in 1995. He promoted to Sergeant in 2011 and to Lieutenant in 2015.
Commander O’Dowd has worked a variety of assignments throughout his career, including Patrol, Special Enforcement Section, Gang Investigations Detail, Financial Crimes, Homicide, Internal Affairs, and Administrative Lieutenant for the Patrol Bureau.
Commander O’Dowd holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Business Administration and Finance from California State University, Long Beach. He is also a graduate of the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Management Course, a past Director of the Long Beach Police Officers Association, and a member of the Long Beach Command Officers Association.
Commander O'Dowd is currently assigned as the Chief of Staff to the Chief of Police.