PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT – MARK REYES PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN, TEMPLE STATION
Mark Reyes has been selected by the area contract cities and Sheriff Alex Villanueva as the next Captain of Temple Sheriff Station (TEM), following the recent retirement of Captain David Flores. This will be Reyes’ second tour at TEM, having previously been assigned there as a lieutenant.
Reyes began his time on the Department as an explorer at 16 years old. He was also a community service officer and a custody assistant prior to becoming a deputy. In 1995, he became a custody deputy at Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood. He worked in patrol at Transit Services Bureau and Industry Station. He was a field training officer and a member of a gang task force with the Community Oriented Policing Bureau before promoting to sergeant.
Reyes served five years as a sergeant, both in custody and in the field. He also worked as an investigator at Internal Affairs Bureau.
When Reyes promoted to lieutenant, he transferred to North County Correctional Facility where he worked as a watch commander. He then transferred to TEM, where he served as a watch commander and Detective Bureau lieutenant. From there, he moved to Narcotics Bureau where he was assigned as the operations lieutenant.
Since 2019, Reyes has served as an executive aide for Central Patrol Division, the Assistant Sheriff of Patrol Operations, and lastly, for the Undersheriff’s Office.
This will be Reyes’ first assignment as a captain. He grew up in the TEM area and is a graduate of Rosemead High School. He has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Union Institute & University and is fluent in reading, writing and speaking Spanish. Reyes has two adult children; his daughter is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University and his son is a police officer for another local agency. He enjoys traveling, golfing and spending time with his family and friends. Reyes is also a recipient of the Department’s Meritorious Conduct Gold award for rescuing a pilot after an airplane crash.
Temple Station was established in 1926 and provides law enforcement services for the cities of Bradbury, Duarte, Rosemead, South El Monte, and Temple City, as well as the unincorporated areas of Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena and San Gabriel. Reyes will be in charge of approximately 200 professional and sworn personnel who handle an average of 3,900 calls for service per month.