Chief of Police Carl Povilaitis
Chief Carl Povilaitis was appointed to Police Chief on May 1, 2018. Carl has been serving the Glendale community for the past 27 years. He began his career in law enforcement with the Glendale Police Department in 1990 after graduating from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Academy class 267 in February of 1991.
After Graduating from the academy, Carl was assigned to the Field Services Division where he worked in Patrol. He eventually transferred to the Investigative Services Division and completed a tour in the COPPS Unit focusing on community policing and problem solving. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2001. In 2002, he transferred to the Support Services Division where he supervised the Glendale Police Department's Air Support Unit until he promoted to Lieutenant. He served as the Traffic Bureau Commander where he was responsible for traffic enforcement, parking enforcement, and major/special event planning for the City.
In 2009, he assumed the duties as the Special Operations Division Commander to begin the process of developing the DNA lab and the Information Lead Enforcement and Accountability Data Project. Carl was promoted to Captain in 2010 and has overseen all major divisions of the Police Department. In 2013, Carl was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief of Police.
Carl obtained an Associate's Degree in Administration of Justice from Monterey Peninsula College, a Bachelor's of Science in Criminology with an emphasis in Law Enforcement from Fresno State, and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He is also a graduate of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Command College Class 45.
Carl participates and volunteers for a number of clubs and non-profit organization boards within the community. He serves as Board Member for the Glendale Educational Foundation, the community board of Glendale Memorial Hospital, and is an Associate Board Member of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. He served as a Commissioner representing the City of Glendale on the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority from 1999-2009. He has also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Glendale Community College.
Captain Tim Feeley
Captain Tim Feeley was born and raised in the City of Glendale. He graduated from Loyola High School in 1989 and then went on to Loyola Marymount University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Philosophy and a Minor in English.
In 1995, Captain Feeley joined the Glendale Police Department and was assigned to Patrol before being transferred to the Detective Bureau/Assaults Detail. He was assigned to the Assaults Detail for three years, two of which he was a training officer. He then transferred to the Vice/Narcotics Unit where he worked for four years, three of which as a training officer. While in Narcotics, Captain Feeley taught classes to the community as well as to officers throughout the country.
Captain Feeley promoted to the rank of Sergeant from the Narcotics Detail in 2004 and continued his career in Patrol. He was then asked to return to the Assaults Detail where he was assigned for five years before transferring to the Robbery/Homicide Unit. Captain Feeley was assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit for almost two years before promoting to Lieutenant.
Captain Feeley is an original member of the Glendale Police Department SWAT team that was established in 1997. He has worked as an Operator, Team Leader and Lieutenant for both the tactical side of the team as well as the crisis negotiations side.
Captain Feeley is an avid runner and he has been part of the Glendale Police Department Baker to Vegas running team. He was team captain for over 10 years, and he has run in the event for the past 23 years.
Captain Feeley promoted to Lieutenant in 2011 and has managed the Special Investigations Bureau, the Patrol Bureau and the Detective Bureau. As the SIB Lieutenant, he had the opportunity to travel to Armenia to strengthen relations with our law enforcement partners.
In 2014, Captain Feeley became the first manager in our agency to receive the “Officer of the Year” award. He was recognized for his commitment to our agency, his volunteerism throughout the community as well as his mentorship within the department.
Despite all of Captain Feeley's accomplishments, he is usually recognized as “the guy married to the K-9 handler.” Captain Feeley's wife, Officer Maribel Feeley, joined the Glendale Police Departments K-9 Team in 2005 and was partnered with K-9 Yudy. After Yudy's retirement in 2014, K-9 Jager joined the team and became Ofc. Feeley's new partner. This means that in Captain Feeley's spare time, he can usually be found in a bite suit training with the dogs.
Captain Scott Bickle
Captain Scott Bickle always knew he wanted to be a police officer. At the age of 14, he started out as a Police Explorer and then went on to be a Police Cadet at the local police department where he was raised in Michigan. Captain Bickle proudly served four years in the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist; he was stationed at Misawa Air Base, Misawa Japan for three years. His last duty assignment was at Norton A.F.B. in San Bernardino California, which brought him to California. In 1989, he was hired as a Glendale Police Officer and attended the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Academy Class #254. Captain Bickle Graduated as the Honor Recruit for his class.
As an officer, Captain Bickle worked in patrol; he was a field training officer, range master, and tactical trainer. Captain Bickle was assigned to the Special Enforcement Detail and as a Detective in the Vice/Narcotics Detail. He was selected as one of the “Original” Special Weapons and Tactics team members.
In 2004, Captain Bickle was promoted to Sergeant and assigned as a patrol supervisor. He was later transferred to the Professional Standards Bureau as the department’s Training Sergeant, responsible for the entire department’s training needs. He was then transferred to supervise the Gang Unit; during which, he was responsible for overseeing the creation of the first gang injunction for the City of Glendale.
Upon Captain Bickle’s promotion to Lieutenant in 2012, he became the North Area Commander where he was involved with many community members. His goal was to reinstate “Coffee with the Cops” and rotate it through various local businesses. Captain Bickle also increased communication with the residents, businesses, and schools by emailing crime bulletins to them as a means to have more eyes and ears throughout our community.
Captain Bickle was the longest serving “Original” SWAT team members on the team. He started out as a team member as an Officer, team leader as a Sergeant, and SWAT Commander as a Lieutenant for the tactical team. As a Captain, Scott is currently the SWAT Commander for both the Tactical and Crisis Negotiation Teams.
Throughout Captain Bickle’s career, he has received numerous commendations which include the Distinguished Service award for the “400 Paula Shootout”, and Burbank Officer Pavelka's Investigation. He also received commendations for his work in the Toonverville Gang Injunction, Toonerville Gang Investigation, and the Armenian Power/Organized Crime Task Force Investigation.
Captain Bickle received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management from Union Institute and University.
Aside from his professional duties, Captain Bickle also serves on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Tactical Officers, is a member of the Glendale Kiwanis, and previously served on the Glendale Chapter of the Red Cross Board.