George Johnstone was appointed to Police Captain of Services on October 26, 2013. Captain Johnstone began his career with the La Habra Police Department as a Police Officer in May of 1991. He brought with him 18 months of prior experience as a Reserve Officer.
Throughout his law enforcement career, Captain Johnstone has moved up the ranks and has served on patrol, was a selected as a K9 Handler, worked as a detective, range assistant, and was a supervisor for the North County SWAT Team, and the police canine program. He also enrolled and graduated from the Sherman Block Leadership Institute and the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Point Leadership Program.
George’s dedication to service has earned him many accolades, including chief’s commendations from our department and other agencies, a La Habra Police Association Supervisor of the Year Award in 2003, Distinguished Service Awards, and Chief’s Citations.
Captain Johnstone is married with two children. He is a graduate of Cal State San Bernardino with a Bachelor’s degree in vocational education.
Captain of Services, Dean Capelletti
Dean Capelletti was appointed to Police Captain of Services on January 7, 2017. Captain Capelletti began his career with the La Habra Police Department in 2002. He has, over the course of his career, served as a detective, was the Sergeant for the Professional Standards Bureau, overseen the Investigations Bureau,was responsible for the management of the jail and oversaw the associated contractual employees. Among Dean's many contributions, he also served as the department's Certified Composite Artist, and his work has been instrumental in helping solve a number of cases.
Dean's commitment to serve his department and community have earned him numerous accolades, including the MADD Deuce Award and a Lifesaving Medal. He has served as an Explorer Advisor, a Field Training Officer, a member of the Range Staff, a North County SWAT Team Leader and Team Supervisor, and has mentored department academy recruits. He also participates in the yearly Special Olympics Torch Run, and assisted with the department's Open House.
Captain Capelletti holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Management from Union Institute and University and a Master of Public Administration with Specialization in Organizational Leadership from National University.