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Command Staff


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Deputy Chief Bernard Anderson

Deputy Chief Bernard C. Anderson began his law enforcement career with the Orange County Sheriff's Department in 1989, laterally transferred to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in 1991, and joined the Torrance Police Department on August 19, 1993. Deputy Chief Anderson has worked assignments as an officer in Patrol (Field Assignment and Field Training Officer) and Special Investigations Division (Vice, Narcotics, and Crime Impact Team Sections). He was promoted to Sergeant on April 6, 2003, and worked assignments in Patrol (Field Supervisor, Field Training Sergeant, and SWAT), Special Investigations Division (Narcotics and Intelligence Sections), Adjutant to the Chief of Police, and Public Information Officer. He was promoted to Lieutenant on January 17, 2010 and worked assignments in Patrol (Area Commander, South Bay Platoon Commander, and Crisis Negotiations Team Commander), and as Technical Services Division Commander. He was promoted to Captain on July 29, 2012 and served as the Special Operations Bureau Commander until his appointment to Deputy Chief of Police on June 1, 2014. Deputy Chief Anderson is also a United States Army veteran who has deployed in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, resulting from the September 11, 2001 attacks on our nation.


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Captain Megeff Captain Martin Vukotic

Captain Martin V. Vukotic began his law enforcement career with the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department in 1992, and joined the Torrance Police Department in 1995. Captain Vukotic has worked assignments as an officer in Patrol (Field Assignments, Field Training Officer, and SWAT) and Special Investigations Division (Vice and Narcotics and Intelligence Sections). He was promoted to Sergeant on November 13, 2005, and worked assignments in Patrol (Field Supervisor, Field Training Sergeant, SWAT, and Gang Detail), and the Chief's Office (Community Lead Officer Detail). He was promoted to Lieutenant on December 19, 2010 and worked assignments in Patrol (Area Commander, SWAT, and Gang Detail), and as Special Investigations Division Commander. He was promoted to Captain on June 1, 2014 and is currently assigned as the Patrol Bureau Commander.

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Captain Jon Megeff

Captain Jon Megeff began his law enforcement career with the Torrance Police Department in 1987.  He has worked assignments as an officer in Patrol (Field Assignments, METRO, Field Training Officer, and SWAT), Special Investigations Division (Vice and Narcotics), and the Personnel Division (Academy Drill Instructor).  He was promoted to Sergeant in December 2001 and worked assignments in Patrol (Field Supervisor, Field Training Sergeant, and SWAT), Services Division (Jail Sergeant), and the Personnel Division (Personnel Sergeant). 

He was promoted to Lieutenant in November 2005 and worked assignments in Patrol (Area Commander, South Bay Platoon Commander), and as the Emergency Services Division Commander, Traffic and Special Events Division Commander, Research and Training Division Commander, Personnel Division Commander, and Community Affairs Division Commander.  He was promoted to Captain in January 2016 and is currently assigned as the Administrative Bureau Commander.  Captain Megeff has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Fresno State University and a Master of Science degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University Long Beach.   


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Captain Underwood Captain Mark Underwood

Captain Mark Underwood began his law enforcement career with the Torrance Police Department in 1999.  He has worked assignments as an officer in Patrol (Field Assignments, Field Training Officer and Gang Enforcement Team), and Detectives (School Resource Officer, Burglary and Auto Theft). 

He was promoted to Sergeant in January 2009 and worked assignments in Patrol (Field Supervisor and Gang Enforcement Team Supervisor), Research and Training, and Personnel (Internal Affairs).  He was promoted to Lieutenant in September 2012 and worked assignments in Patrol (Area Commander and Gang Detail Commander), and as the Traffic and Special Events Division Commander.  He was promoted to Captain in January 2016 and is currently assigned as the Patrol Bureau Commander.  Captain Underwood has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from California State University of Fullerton.