A graduate of Academy Class 243 in 1988, Sergio Aloma has been promoted to Assistant Sheriff and is the latest to oversee the Department’s Custody Services Division. He has served in a variety of roles in his more than 30 year career, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role.
As a deputy, he served in custody at the now-closed Sybil Brand Institute, in patrol at West Hollywood Station (WHD) and as a detective and canine handler at Narcotics Bureau.
When he promoted to sergeant, Aloma served at not only Men’s Central Jail, but also WHD and Personnel Bureau as a watch sergeant, field sergeant and watch commander before promoting to lieutenant and transferring to Transit Services Bureau as a watch commander and service area lieutenant. He would later return to WHD to serve as operations lieutenant being promoted to the rank of Captain in 2017.
As a Captain, Aloma remained at WHD until his promotion to Commander two years later, when he went on to oversee both Men’s Central Jail and the administrative side of Custody Division.
Throughout his career, Aloma has remained active in his communities, both personally and professionally. He has served as a Cross County & Track coach at a local high school, and been involved with fundraising for the Police Unity Tour, helping to honor peace officers killed in the line of duty as well as raise funds for their families.
Aloma served four years in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management from Union Institute & University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Law Enforcement & Public Safety Leadership from the University of San Diego. He was also part of the Executive Leadership Development Program at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy.
Married with two adult children, Aloma spends his free time with family, and stays active by running, cycling, and competing in the annual Baker to Vegas law enforcement relay race.