Neil Olson
Los Angeles Police Department
Employment Background: Neil's career spans 32 years with the Los Angeles Police Department and includes a variety of assignments in various technical, supervisory and management positions. The first twelve years were spent in technical positions that included repairing, modifying, designing, and fabricating police and specialty vehicles and equipment. The following 12 years were dedicated to supervising various shops including mechanical and body repair, vehicle production, and component rebuilding. The last eight years were spent in management positions directing multiple shops and projects, which included appointment to the Directors position in 2000. Neil oversees a large support division responsible for providing the safest and most advanced law enforcement fleet in a cost competitive manner. This responsibility is met through evaluation; testing, budgeting and purchasing of vehicles and related products, design and fabrication of specialized equipment, and providing all maintenance and repair requirements to the Police fleet.
Educational Background: Neil attended Pierce College and Masters College, both in Los Angeles, majoring in Computer Engineering with additional course work in Business Administration. He has instructed promotional seminars for civilian employees and commercial driving classes for sworn officers and is qualified as an expert witness to testify and represent the Department in vehicular manslaughter and fraud cases.
Hobbies/Special Interests: When Neil finds spare time, he enjoys travel, fine food, a good movie, and an occasional basketball game with his son.
Fleet Size Fleet Personnel Lease/Own
Cars Trucks SUVs Vans Total Units
3469 134 154 185 4540 259 78/4462

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