LA County Sheriff’s Department employees are now Mirroring LA County Demographics
Since taking office, Sheriff Villanueva’s vision of LASD’s hiring practices have resulted in sworn personnel representing what our communities look like. Currently, the LA County demographics are reflected in all ranks from entry level deputy to the top ranks. Sheriff Villanueva oversees the LASD which is comprised of approximately 9,800 sworn personnel, 18,000 total personnel who serve throughout Los Angeles County, a County with over 10 million residents, and spread out over 4,000 square miles.
|RACE||2020 LASD SWORN RACE DEMOGRAPHICS||2019 LA COUNTY RACE DEMOGRAPHICS * CensusReporter.org|
During Sheriff Villanueva’s tenure there has also been equity in promotions at the Executive ranks. For example, Sheriff Villanueva has appointed one Hispanic and one Asian to the Undersheriff position, a rank designating the second in command of the Sheriff’s Department, which is currently held by Undersheriff Timothy K. Murakami.
At the Division Chief level, this is the first time in the history of the Department there are four African American Division Chiefs.
As of January 31, 2021, the Executive ranks from Captain to Chief were represented by 26 females, compared to 94 males, which resulted in 21.66% female and 78.33% male representation. Department females account for 18.3% of LASD personnel at all ranks (The national average is 11.9%).
Under Sheriff Villanueva’s leadership, sworn personnel and the leadership of the LASD are truly reflective of the communities that we serve throughout LA County.