Dep. Chief Regina Scott; Capt. III Leland Sands; and Sgt. II Andre Plummer retire.
LAPD: Three LAPD leaders retired before the end of 2021. They are Dep. Chief Regina Scott; Capt. III Leland Sands; and Sgt. II Andre Plummer. More information about their careers is below.
Congratulations on great careers!
Sgt. II Andre Plummer
Sgt. II Andre Plummer, LAPD 77th Street, retired Dec. 1. He leaves with 25 years of City service.
The Club congratulates Sgt. Plummer on his career and dedication to the City of Los Angeles.
Dep. Chief Regina Scott
Dep. Chief Regina Scott, South Bureau, retired Dec. 12. She had 34 years of City service.
Commander Scott was appointed to the LAPD in July 1987. She held numerous positions and worked various assignments within the Department as a Police Officer, Field Training Officer, Sr. Lead Officer and Sergeant. She has also held positions in all advance pay grades of the Detective and Lieutenant ranks.
In April 2006, Commander Scott was promoted to Captain I as the Patrol Captain at Southwest. In May 2007, she was promoted to Captain II at Central Traffic Division and later reassigned to Gang and Operations Support Division.
In March 2009, Commander Scott was promoted to Captain III and assigned to Communications Division, which is the largest division of the Department.
In June 2011, Scott became the first female African American appointed to the rank of Commander in the Department’s history. She was assigned as the Assistant Commanding Officer of Information Technology Bureau.
In September 2014, Scott was assigned as the Assistant Commanding Officer of Operations-Valley Bureau, the largest Bureau within the Department. In March 2016, Commander Scott was assigned as the Assistant Commanding Officer of Operations-South Bureau. Due to her technical knowledge and the push for the Department to meet its goals, Commander Scott was assigned as the Assistant Commanding Officer of Information Technology Bureau.
She was also a former president of Los Angeles Women Police Officers Association.
Congratulations on a history-making career, Dep. Chief Scott!
Capt. III Leland Sands
Capt. III Leland Sands, Metro Division, retired Dec. 8. He had 36 years of City service.
He joined the LAPD in 1985 and was assigned to Pacific Area. His other assignments as a Police Officer include Southeast Division, Central Division, South Bureau Gangs, Detective Support Division and Tactical Planning Section.
In 1996 Capt. Sands was promoted to Sergeant. As a Sergeant he was assigned to Central Division, Operation-Central Bureau. In 1997, he transferred to 77th Division, where he worked as a Field Supervisor. While at 77th Division, he became the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Special Enforcement and Complaint unit’s. In 2001, he was upgraded to Sergeant II at Internal Affairs Group, Special Operations Division.
In 2006, he was selected as the assistant Officer-in Charge at Media Relations Sections and was the Department spokesperson domestically and internationally.
In 2008 he was promoted to Lieutenant and returned to 77th Area as a Watch Commander. He later transferred to Harbor Division. In 2009, he was upgraded to Lieutenant II at Gang and Narcotics Division and was selected as the Officer-in-Charge of the City-wide Narcotics Buy Team. While at gang and narcotics he later became the Officer-in-Charge of Fugitive Warrant Section and the Parolee-at-Large Unit.
In 2014, he was selected to lead the elite Cold Case Homicide Special Section out of Robbery-Homicide Division.
Captain Sands is credited with organizing the Department’s efforts in addressing Parole Realignment (AB109). He developed protocols and procedures that were adopted and used by other law enforcement entities.
In June 2014, he was promoted to Captain and was appointed as the patrol Commanding Officer at Mission Area. He went on to become the patrol Commanding Officer at Southeast Division and was later promoted to Captain II at South Traffic Division.
In April 2017, he was upgraded to Captain III and assigned to Southwest Division as the Area Commanding Officer.
Congratulations on a great career, Capt. Sands!