Captain Luke Hellinga
Captain Luke Hellinga was born and raised in the South Bay and has been with the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department since 2001, when he started as a part-time Police Intern. Soon thereafter, he started working for PVEPD full time as a service officer.
In 2005, Luke graduated towards the top of his class at the prestigious Orange County Sheriff’s Academy. Since then he has worked his way up through the ranks and has worked many assignments which include Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective, Corporal, Sergeant, Patrol Watch Commander and Detective Sergeant.
Luke’s leadership, experience, and deep understanding of the community will serve the department and the community well as a Police Captain.
The Operations Division oversees the following departments: