Lieutenant John Strain

Command Staff
Title: Special Operations Division Commander
Phone: 714-573-3247
Lieutenant John Strain

Lieutenant John Strain has been in law enforcement for over 25 years, serving with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Tustin Police Department.

As a Tustin Police Officer, Lieutenant Strain worked:
  • Bike Team
  • Field Training Officer
  • Patrol
  • Special Investigations

Lieutenant Strain was promoted to his current rank in 2007. As a Lieutenant, he managed the Professional Standards Division which includes hiring, training, media liaison, and administrative investigations. He was also an Area Commander responsible for managing patrol operations.

Special Operations
Lieutenant Strain manages our Department's firearms training. Lieutenant Strain also managed the Special Operations Division which includes the management of:
  • Gang Unit
  • General Investigations
  • Special Investigations
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)

Administrative Division
Lieutenant Strain is currently the Administrative Division Lieutenant which includes special projects and Information Technology.

Lieutenant Strain earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from California State University, Long Beach. He is married with two children. Lieutenant Strain enjoys camping, working out, fantasy football, and spending time with his family. 

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