Commander is a rank in the Los Angeles Police Department. It is superior in rank to Detective, and Police Officer, but isn't known whether it is superior in rank to Lieutenant, and Sergeant, as the LAPD Watch Commander has the Sergeant insignia on the sleeve of his uniform. James Hopkins and Mel Fleischer are both lieutenants.

The LAPD Watch Commander during the events of L.A. Noire is Mel Fleischer. When Cole Phelps is promoted to the Traffic department, on his first day, Mel tells Phelps about the freeway project and introduces him to Bekowsky, his new partner.