Lieutenant Dan Gomez
Innovation & Strategic Planning Division
Los Angeles Police Department
Lieutenant Daniel Gomez was born in Los Angeles, California and was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department in 1993. His assignments have included various patrol assignments as an officer and as a field patrol supervisor. Lieutenant Gomez has also worked as an undercover narcotics officer, investigated abused children cases, and has been a firearms qualified instructor since 1999.
Promoted to sergeant in 2003, he was assigned to Rampart Area as a field supervisor and oversaw public/private partnerships to address longstanding crime problems within this community. As a sergeant, he was appointed to lead the Tactical Technology Section and his duties included researching and developing technologies applicable to operations, such as license plate recognition, wearable technologies/body cameras, artificial intelligence, in-car video, surveillance, mobile applications, policy development, Land Mobile Radio, FirstNet and the LAPD’s advanced police vehicle program. In this role, Lieutenant Gomez acted as the Chief Technology Officer for the organization whose duties included overseeing the LAPD’s technology budget and the deployment of 7,000 body cameras.
In July 2018, he was promoted and named the officer in charge of the newly formed Innovation and Strategic Planning Division where his responsibilities focus on the development and review of new products, partnering with private industry as well as the philanthropic community to advance the Department’s goal of being the safest big city in America.