Chief Steven Zipperman
Police Chief Steven Zipperman of the Los Angeles School Police Department. Zipperman is committed to keeping all in the school community – students, staff and families – safe.
Administrative Assistant to the Chief
Lieutenant Nina Buranasombatinina.email@example.com
Adjutant to the Chief of Police
- Message from the Chief
Welcome to the Los Angles School Police Department’s (LASPD) website. We hope you find this site informative and useful. We are a progressive agency dedicated to serving the students, staff and families of LA Unified.
Our mission for the LASPD is to provide our schools, students, teachers, administrators, staff and the school community with a safe learning and working environment. We are dedicated to providing facilities and asset protection spanning over 710 square miles of the second largest school district in the nation.
Our goal is to build upon the accomplishments of our past, to incorporate the feedback from our stakeholders and to refine our department in a manner that will help us build stronger relationships and keep our schools safe.
During these challenging times, we will continue to serve with strong ethics and compassion. Additionally, we will continue to work closely with the numerous law enforcement organizations and municipalities located throughout LAUSD’s sphere of operations.
The men and women of the Los Angeles School Police Department remain committed to making LA Unified a safe District for people of all ages to work, learn and reach their individual potential.
We are proud to Serve Our Future, Today,
Interim Chief of Police
Deputy Chief Glenn Besunder
Field Services Bureau
Deputy Chief Glenn Besunder is assigned to the Office of the Chief as the Commanding Officer for the Field Services Bureau (FSB).
Deputy Chief Glenn Besunder began his career with the Los Angeles School Police Department in 1996. As a Police Officer, he served as a campus and patrol officer for various schools in South Division. In 2001, as a Field Training Officer, he trained new police officers in North and Central Divisions. Upon promotion to Sergeant in 2003, he supervised officers assigned to mid-day patrol, and South, West, and North Divisions, as well as serving as the Department Training Manager for several years. In 2015, he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as the Commanding Officer of Communications Services Division, and East, North, Central and West Divisions. In 2021, he was promoted to Deputy Chief and assumed command of Field Services Bureau, with responsibility for all patrol/campus services, youth engagement programs, and the Mental Health Evaluation Team.
Deputy Chief Besunder is proud to have served the Department as a Use of Force Instructor and Officer in Charge (founder) of the Defensive Tactics Unit for 15 years. Deputy Chief Besunder was an operator and team leader for the Critical Response Team for 15 years, which included developing and teaching tactics designed to save lives.
Deputy Chief Besunder is a graduate of the USC Delinquiency Control Institute (Honor Graduate), USC Safe Communities Institute, Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, and the POST Executive Development Course. Deputy Chief Besunder holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology (Criminology) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree, both from California State University, Northridge. In his off time, Deputy Chief Besunder enjoys every moment he can spend with his wife and son.
Deputy Chief Aaron Pisarzewicz
Administrative Services Bureau
Deputy Chief Aaron Pisarzewicz was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin. Deputy Chief Pisarzewicz is also a graduate of the California Police Officer Standards and Training (POST)- Sherman Block Leadership Institute.
Deputy Chief Pisarzewicz became a member of the Los Angeles School Police Department in July 1997. He worked as a police officer in the Department's Central, West, and Operations Support Divisions before being promoted to Sergeant in 2004. He worked as a Fields Sergeant in North West, East, and the Administrative Services Division as the Training Sergeant. Currently, Deputy Chief Pisarzewicz is assigned to the Office of the Chief of Police as the Commanding Officer of the Administrative Services Bureau (ASB). He is also an active member of several LAUSD, community, and police organizations dedicated to enhancing school safety for the students, staff, and the greater LAUSD community.