Elena Asucan | Police Administrator | Los Angeles Police Department
A native of Hawaii, my family came to California for a visit and have been here ever since.
In 1986, I began my City of Los Angeles career working various City Departments. I started as an entry level Clerk Typist working my way through the management classification and promoting to my current rank of Police Administrator in 2016.
I currently preside as the Commanding Officer of Records and Identification Division, a critical 24-hour, seven-days a week support function of the Department, providing records and information management systems and state-of-the-art identification services and technologies.
I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from Cal State Los Angeles and graduated the four Star Credible Leadership Program by the International Academy of Public Safety.
I am a member of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), Los Angeles Women’s Police Officer Association (LAWPOA), LAPD Peer Support and Mentorship Program and Board Member for Law Enforcement Association of Asian Pacifics (LEAAP).
On my spare time, I am a professional Polynesian Entertainer. I have my own family owned dance troupe – ‘Ohana Polynesia – where we educate and share the culture of the Polynesian islands. I also enjoy playing in a number of softball and basketball leagues. I am very active with my kids’ schools and donate my time when available to coach and mentor youth in various sports and academic activities in the community.
I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of the LEAAP Board and ability to network with my peers and share my experiences.