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Chief John N. Incontro began his law enforcement career in 1976 as a Cadet with the Glendale Police Department. In 1979 John joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). His tenure with the LAPD included significant experience in patrol operations, administrative duties, training and special operations. One significant assignment was when he was selected to be the Acting Director of the Department of General Services, Security Services Division following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. From October 2014 until December 2014, John served as a Captain with the LAPD and held command assignments leading Patrol operations in Pacific and Mission Areas along with Training Division, the elite Metropolitan Division and Emergency Services Division. Following his retirement from the LAPD, he was appointed the Chief of Police for the San Marino Police Department in December 2014. While working for LAPD, Captain Incontro obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Los Angeles and a Master of Science degree in Leadership and Management from the University of La Verne. Chief Incontro has also completed the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Leadership Program. He has been an instructor for over 20 years in that program and its companion program - the Los Angeles Fire Department Leadership Program. John has been an instructor and presented at several conferences in the areas of leadership, use of force, crowd management and other policing subjects to numerous agencies and organizations. Those groups have included the Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, National Tactical Officers Association along with various other State and local agencies. John is currently a member of the Department of Homeland Security, InterAgency Board as a Deputy Co-Chair, Past President of the Board of Directors, Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Club and a member of the Homeland Security Committee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.