administrator elena asucan

Elena Asucan

Secretary

Elena K. Nihoa-Asucan | Adminstrator | 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.