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Sheriff Robert G. Luna

Robert G. Luna was elected as the 34th Los Angeles County Sheriff on November 8, 2022. Sheriff Luna commands the largest Sheriff’s Department in the United States, with nearly 18,000 budgeted sworn and professional staff. In 2021, Sheriff Luna completed his service as Long Beach Chief of Police, capping a 36-year career at the Long Beach Police Department, the county’s second largest police department.

Growing up in unincorporated East Los Angeles, Sheriff Luna’s neighborhood was patrolled by the Sheriff’s Department. He saw examples of both good and bad policing, which inspired him to become a peace officer and shaped his philosophy on relationship-based policing, specifically in communities of color. Sheriff Luna started as a Long Beach Police Department reserve officer in 1985 and was promoted within every rank of the Police Department. He was appointed Chief of Police in 2014. During his time as Chief of Police, he served on the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) executive board and Homeland Security Committee, and on the Police Executive Leadership Institute (PELI) mentorship program. He also received various awards from organizations in Long Beach for his civic leadership and community engagement.

Sheriff Luna is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Executive Institute and National Academy, Harvard University’s program for senior executives in state and local government, and the University of Southern California’s (USC) Delinquency Control Institute. In addition, Sheriff Luna holds a Master’s in Public Administration from California State University Long Beach.

Senior Executive Staff

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April Tardy

Assistant Sheriff
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Jill Torres

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Assistant Sheriff
Custody Operations
Sergio Aloma

Chief Countywide Services Division Myron Johnson

Assistant Sheriff
Patrol Operations
Myron R. Johnson

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Assistant Sheriff
Countywide Operations
Holly Francisco

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Professional Standards Division
Laura Lecrivain

Division Director Administrative Services Division Conrad Meredith

Division Director
Administrative Services Division
Conrad Meredith

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Custody Services Division – Gen. Pop.
Paula Tokar

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Custody Services Div. – Specialized Prog.
Margarita Velazquez

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North Patrol Division
Allen Castellano

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Central Patrol Division
Bobby Wyche

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South Patrol Division
Jorge Valdez

Chief North Patrol Division Dennis M. Kneer

East Patrol Division
Dennis Kneer

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and Support Division
Brian K. Yanagi

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Detective Division
Chris E. Marks

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Court Services Division
Crystal Miranda

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Countywide Services Division
Jason Wolak

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Special Operations Division
Jack W. Ewell

Jason Wolak is a 33-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He began his career in 1990 as a deputy sheriff assigned to Men’s Central Jail. He then transferred to a patrol assignment in the city of Lakewood and the City of Industry Stations.

He achieved the rank of Field Training officer in 1998. As a field training officer, he gained the joy and satisfaction of teaching less experienced deputies the importance of officer safety and their role in the community. He transferred to the Sheriff’s Training Bureau in 2001, and worked as a force instructor. He was responsible for recruit training as well as training patrol personnel in the use of force. He enjoyed the responsibility and leadership role of teaching recruits the various aspects of defensive tactics.

In 2005, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned to the city of Cerritos as a patrol supervisor. In 2006, he transferred to patrol at the City of Industry Station and worked as a patrol field supervisor. In 2008, he was selected as the field supervisor for a special assignment team in the city of La Puente. His team was responsible for the largest seizure of counterfeit clothing in the western United States by recovering more than 20 million dollars in in counterfeit clothing. In 2008, his team was recognized by the Recording Industry Association of America for seizing more than 5 million dollars in counterfeit compact discs.

In October 2008, he also received the Department’s highest honor, the Medal of Valor, for heroism during a confrontation with an armed suspect in service to the residents of Los Angeles County.

In 2012, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. He was assigned to Custody Division at Inmate Reception Center. He enjoyed the challenge of guiding eager young deputies and professional staff to be professionals and to seek camaraderie in all their duties.

His other assignments include:

2013 - Century Sheriff’s Station where he served as the early morning watch commander.
2014 - Men’s Central Jail and served as the operations lieutenant.
2015 - He was selected to serve as the aide to the Office of the Assistant Sheriffs.
2016 - He promoted to the rank of Captain. Assuming command over Medical Services Bureau.
2017 - Assumed command of Custody Compliance and Sustainability Bureau.
2017 - Medical Services Bureau transitioned into Access to Care Bureau where he was the commanding officer.
2018 - Transferred to the position of unit commander at Men's Central Jail.
2020 - Promoted to the rank of commander and oversaw Men's Central Jail and Inmate Reception Center.
2022 - He then transferred to Professional Standards Division overseeing Internal Affairs Bureau and Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau.

Chief Wolak’s educational experience includes earning a Bachelor of Science Degree-with honors in Criminal Justice Administration, from Mountain State University in West Virginia. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Public Policy. He attended the exclusive Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. He holds an Associate Degree in Public Policy from West Los Angeles College. He also is a court and POST recognized force expert.

Chief Wolak is married and has two children, and two grandchildren. In his free time he enjoys USC and Pittsburgh Steeler Football, reading, writing, running, and playing golf with his six brothers.

After graduating from Academy class 265 in 1990, Chief Velazquez served as a custody deputy at the now-closed Mira Loma Facility (MLF), Century Regional Detention Facility, and North County Correctional Facility (NCCF).  She worked patrol at East Los Angeles Station and was a media liaison with Sheriff’s Information Bureau before promoting to sergeant.

As a sergeant at West Hollywood Station, Velazquez served as both a watch and a field sergeant, and as the operations sergeant. She also supervised the tactical planning and logistics for large scale events such as the Rose Parade and Presidential Inaugurations while assigned to Emergency Operations Bureau.

In 2008 Velazquez promoted to lieutenant and returned to MLF as a watch commander before transferring to the newly-formed County Services Bureau, overseeing security operations for hospitals in the high desert area. From there, she went on to serve at Lancaster station and at Operation Safe Streets Bureau (OSS) as a watch commander, a zone lieutenant and operations lieutenant.

Velazquez’ first assignment as a captain meant returning to NCCF, where she oversaw security and operations for the facility’s General Population.  She also returned to OSS for a period as the unit commander.

In 2021, Velazquez was promoted to her current rank of Chief, where she oversees Custody Division’s Specialized Programs.

Throughout her career, Velazquez has been assigned to several special response and incident management teams, as well as being involved in the Department’s Pink Patch Project.  She has volunteered with schools and mentoring programs, and has worked with the Department’s youth Explorer program. She is also a member of the American Jail Association and Women Leaders in Law Enforcement. 

Velazquez has an associate’s degree from Antelope Valley College and a bachelor’s degree from California State University- Long Beach.  When she is off-duty, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

A graduate of Academy class 228 in 1985, Assistant Sheriff Corbett began his career with LASD working in Custody at Biscailuz Center Jail.  He was assigned there for a little over 5 years before moving to patrol at East Los Angeles Station. He worked as a patrol deputy, Training Officer and on the Special Problems Team. 

In 1997 he transferred to the Special Enforcement Bureau- Canine Services Detail as a K-9 handler. In 2001 he moved from the Canine Services Unit to the Special Weapons Team where he worked for another 11 years.  In 2012 he promoted to Sergeant and returned to Custody Division-Men’s Central Jail.  In 2014 he transferred to a patrol sergeant assignment at South Los Angeles Station. In 2016 he promoted to Lieutenant and returned to Custody Division.  

As a lieutenant, Corbett served at the Inmate Reception Center (IRC) as a watch commander and the Records Unit lieutenant.  In 2018 he was promoted to Captain and remained at IRC. 

Ascending the ranks once again, Corbett promoted to Chief in 2019.  As Chief of Custody Operations- General Population, he was in charge of the daily operations involving inmates at all of the Department’s Custody facilities within the General Population Division.   

Early in 2021, Corbett promoted once again, this time to the rank of Assistant Sheriff in charge of all Custody Operations within the LASD.  He now oversees not only General Population, but also Specialized Programs, as well as Administration Command.  

Corbett has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Management from Union University.  

Chief Laura E. Lecrivain has been a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (Department) since 1995.  She oversees Countywide Services Division which includes the Community Partnerships, Community Colleges, Parks, and County Services Bureau.  Prior to her promotion to chief, she worked as a commander for Countywide Services Division and Custody Division. 

As a captain, Chief Lecrivain commanded the Twin Towers Correctional Facility (TTCF) where she was responsible for over 800 personnel and the care of 3,000 mentally ill inmates arrested in Los Angeles County (County).  The TTCF is the largest mental health facility in the United States and houses the County’s most severe mental health inmates.  

During her time on the Department, Chief Lecrivain had the privilege of working an array of assignments.  As a deputy, she worked Century Station patrol, detective bureau, and Operation Safe Streets (OSS).  Later, as a sergeant, Chief Lecrivain worked at the Men’s Central Jail, Compton Station, OSS, and Administrative Services Division.  Upon her promotion to lieutenant, Chief Lecrivain worked as a watch commander at Palmdale Station, and later at Compton Station.   

Chief Lecrivain is lifetime resident of Los Angeles County.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management, and a Masters’ Degree in Leadership from the University of Southern California.  In her spare time, Chief Lecrivain enjoys spending time with her family and Dodger baseball.  She also loves reading and enjoys running. 

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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.

On the Department since 1980, Chief Jack Ewell began his career with the Sheriff’s Department as a deputy at Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles. After a year in custody, Ewell transferred to the now-closed Firestone station to work as both a patrol deputy and a detective.

In 1985, Ewell began his legacy at Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) when he transferred to their Special Weapons Team, where he would serve until his promotion to sergeant in 1988.

As a sergeant, Ewell served at Lynwood and East Los Angeles stations as a field sergeant and detective bureau sergeant. When he returned to SEB, he worked in various capacities, including Special Weapons Team leader, dive sergeant, and Crew Chief for rescue helicopter, Air 5.

When he promoted to lieutenant in 2009, Ewell served as the operations lieutenant at Aero Bureau and was in charge of overseeing Air 5 operations. Upon his return to SEB in 2010, his various duties included operations lieutenant, Emergency Services Detail lieutenant, and Special Enforcement Detail lieutenant.

When he promoted to the rank of Captain in 2014, Ewell maintained the helm of SEB until his next promotion in 2018. As Commander of Special Operations Division (SOD), Ewell assisted in overseeing not only SEB, but also Emergency Operations, Aero, Metrolink and Transit Services bureaus.

With his promotion to Chief in 2021, Ewell is now in charge of SOD and has the unique distinction of playing a vital role in the security of the upcoming 2022 Super Bowl and 2028 Olympic Games, both to be held in and around Los Angeles County. Special Operations Division operates county-wide and Ewell oversees many elite units that have become the gold-standard nationwide for law enforcement, emergency response and specialized tactics.

A graduate of Pepperdine University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Ewell also has several advanced training certificates from the Commission on Peace Officers Standards & Training (POST).

Throughout his career, Ewell has earned many accolades for his service, including the Department’s Medal of Valor and Gold Valor medal, as well as the Distinguished Service Medal from the Los Angeles Police Commission for his actions in assisting LAPD during the North Hollywood bank robbery. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Ewell also received multiple Combat Action ribbons and the Bronze Star for his service and actions while in the military.

The highest ranking civilian member of the Sheriff’s Department, Conrad Meredith has served Los Angeles County for over 35 years, 22 of which have been with LASD.

Meredith came to the Department in 1999 as an Administrative Services Manager III, serving in multiple capacities, including the Budget Services, Special Accounts, and Position Control units of the Financial Programs Bureau. He quickly worked his way to the top of the Bureau, promoting to Assistant Director in 2004 and to Director of Bureau Operations in 2005, which is the civilian equivalent of a sworn Captain.

In 2013, Meredith promoted to the rank of Assistant Division Director of the Administrative Services Division (ASD). In this role, he was the second-in-command overseeing multiple bureaus, including Financial Programs, Fiscal Administration, Contract Law, Personnel, Psychological Services, and the Bureau of Labor Relations and Compliance.

It wasn’t long before his hard work and expertise paid off once again. In 2017, Meredith promoted to his current position as Division Director of ASD, which is equivalent in rank to a sworn Chief. He is the first African-American male to hold this title and is currently the highest ranking civilian member of the Department, in charge of an annual operating budget of roughly $3.5 billion.

Meredith is a native of Southern California, having attended both high school (Loyola High School) and college locally. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California. He’s a member of several professional organizations, including the California State Sheriff’s Association Financial Managers Forum, the Major Cities Chiefs of Police Financial Managers Committee, the L.A. County Administrative Deputies Network, the LA County Employee Benefits Administration Committee, and the Black Peace Officers Association. Active in his community, Meredith is also a former youth athletic coach.

Meredith is married and has two adult children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with family, traveling, outdoor activities, and sports. Commenting on his career and life in general, Meredith believes in the power of positive thinking.

In 1994, Undersheriff Tardy graduated from the Academy and began her LASD career at the Sybil Brand Institute for Women, where she served as a line deputy and training officer before transferring to Temple Station in 1999. There Tardy worked patrol as well as special assignments. In 2001, she promoted to a Gang Investigator and transferred to Operation Safe Streets Bureau, at Compton Station (CPT).

In 2006, Tardy promoted to Sergeant and remained at CPT, serving as a field Supervisor, Detective Bureau Sergeant and Operations Sergeant. She promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2011 and transferred to Men’s Central Jail for two years before transferring to Carson Station. There she served as a Watch Commander as well as the Detective Lieutenant and Operations Lieutenant.

In 2015, Tardy transferred to Headquarters as an Executive Aide for Central Patrol Division, where she served for one year until she promoted to Captain of South Los Angeles Station (SLA). She served as the Unit Commander at SLA until her promotion to Commander in January, 2019. Almost exactly two years later, Tardy promoted again, to the rank of Chief of Central Patrol Division.

Throughout her career, Tardy has been actively involved in the communities she’s served. She has helped to organize a West Athens Peace March to address violence in the community, assisted with the organization of a Community Partnership Group within Central Patrol Division, and helped develop Crisis Intervention Worker protocol for LASD. She has also participated in multiple Walk for Life marches in South Los Angeles, contributed to the E-pal program at an elementary school, and worked with Southwest College to establish the first-ever Internship program, which includes SLA as well as CPT and Century Stations. Undersheriff Tardy has also served on the Commander Management Task Force to address violence within the jails, and is responsible for attending recruitment events within Central Patrol Division’s jurisdiction.

Tardy received her bachelor’s degree from California State University- San Bernardino. She has been on the Board of Trustees for the Black Peace Officers Association since 2011 and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She has one son who plays basketball for Bethesda Christian University. In her off-duty time, she enjoys spending time with family, playing basketball and volleyball, doing home-improvement projects, mentoring and doing community service.

A graduate of class 287, Jorge A. Valdez has been on the Department since 1995.  He was one of the first to be promoted to the rank of Captain under Sheriff Alex Villanueva, and he has recently been promoted to the rank of Chief.

As a deputy, his custody assignments included Twin Towers and North County Correctional Facilities before going to patrol at Century and Compton Stations, as well as Transit Services.  Valdez also served on the Operation Safe Street Bureau’s   (OSS) Gang Enforcement Team, investigating violent crimes by gang members, and at Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau, investigating complex fraud cases.

As a sergeant, Valdez was assigned at Men’s Central Jail as a line sergeant and at County Services Bureau as a field sergeant.  He also returned to OSS as a detective supervisor and operations sergeant.

Valdez promoted to Lieutenant and transferred to South Los Angeles Station as a watch commander before returning to Fraud and Cyber Crimes as a team lieutenant and operations lieutenant.

In early 2019, Valdez promoted to the rank of Captain. He served at Special Victims Bureau and Sheriff’s Information Bureau before transferring to the Office of the Sheriff to serve as Chief of Staff.  In January 2022, Valdez promoted to Chief and moved to East Patrol Division.

Valdez has been involved with Special Olympics, served on an Incident Management Team as the planning section chief, conducted surveillance on violent gang members and undercover operations on the transit lines, as well as been a part of      multiple crime and gang task forces.   A graduate of the Los Angeles County Management Development Program, Valdez also has a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach.

He is an avid fisherman and loves cooking, travelling, watching college football, and outdoor activities, mainly running and biking.

As the head of East Patrol Division, Valdez is tasked with overseeing patrol operations for the six stations in the eastern-most part of the county; Altadena, Crescenta Valley, Industry, San Dimas, Temple, and Walnut stations, which serve a large and very diverse population.

Born in Los Angeles County, Chief Chris Marks began his career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as a community service officer in 1987.  He was assigned to Temple Station and served the city of Duarte.  The following year, he entered and completed the Sheriff’s Academy.  Upon graduation, he worked various assignments in Custody Division at the Pitchess Detention Center North Facility and Men’s Central Jail.  Chief Marks spent the next ten years as a patrol deputy serving the Century Station and Industry Station communities.  As a patrol deputy, he developed a wide-ranging background in patrol operations, including Field Training Officer for three years and Special Assignment Officer for the city of La Puente for two years.  Chief Marks was promoted to detective and served as the auto theft investigator at Industry Station.

In 2001, Chief Marks was promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to Norwalk Station.  During his assignment, he served as a service area sergeant for the city of La Mirada.  Later, he was appointed to the position of training and scheduling sergeant at Norwalk Station.  In 2004, Chief Marks was selected to serve as the operations sergeant for the division chief of Field Operations Region III (South Patrol).

In 2006, Chief Marks was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and transferred to Lakewood Station.  While assigned to Lakewood Station, he served as a watch commander, while also serving as the service area lieutenant for the cities of Artesia and Hawaiian Gardens.  He was later appointed as the station detective bureau lieutenant.  Following his assignment at Lakewood Station, Chief Marks transferred to Operation Safe Streets Bureau (OSS), where he remained for six years.  During his assignment at OSS, he was assigned as an area lieutenant overseeing investigative operations at several patrol stations and formed and led the Monrovia-Duarte gang task force.  He was appointed as the operations lieutenant for three years and the acting captain for more than one year.  Chief Marks was selected to serve as the operations lieutenant for the division chief of Central Patrol Division.  Chief Marks was then requested to serve as the operations lieutenant at Temple Station.  During his assignment as operations lieutenant, he also served as the service area lieutenant for the cities of Bradbury and Duarte.

In 2014, Chief Marks was promoted to the rank of captain and given the honor of commanding Carson Station.  While serving the communities policed by Carson Station, Chief Marks partnered with the city council members to host monthly town hall meetings throughout the city of Carson.  These meetings served as a great success for law enforcement relations and led to developing a new training class that brought deputy sheriffs and community members together to share experiences and perceptions.   The training class was named “bridging the gap,” and focused on building relationships and understanding different perspectives.

In late 2016, Chief Marks was selected to command the newly created Human Trafficking Bureau.  During this assignment, Chief Marks was invited to testify before the 115th Session of the United States Congressional Hearing on Gangs and Sex Trafficking.

Chief Marks was promoted to the rank of commander in 2018 and assigned to Detective Division Headquarters.  In 2021, Chief Marks promoted to the rank of chief and remained in his assignment at the Department’s Detective Division.

Since 2013, Chief Marks has led the Department’s efforts to test and implement body worn cameras.  Throughout each of his assignments, he maintained the additional duties of project director.  This enabled the Department to maintain consistency and expertise throughout the project development.  Chief Marks has authored several Department policies, including management and enforcement of gang injunctions and body worn cameras.

Chief Marks has served as a Department leader for the Department’s Incident Management Team, which is responsible for managing large emergency events such as brush fires, earthquakes, or other emergency situations.  He served as the incident commander for numerous large brush fires in Los Angeles County, including the Woolsey Fire, the Bobcat Fire, and the Sand Canyon Fire.  He has completed Incident Command System training courses and was selected to complete maritime ICS training at the U.S. Coast Guard training facility in Yorktown, Virginia.

Chief Marks was educated locally and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Management.  In addition, he has successfully completed the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, sponsored by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy.

Myron R. Johnson began his career with the LASD in 1988 as a Community Service Officer. In 1989 he became a deputy, working at Men's Central Jail, Carson Station, and the Department's Training Bureau as an Academy Staff Drill Instructor. In 2000, he was promoted to sergeant and worked assignments at Lennox Sheriff's Station and K-9 Services Detail.

In 2007, he was promoted to lieutenant and worked at Norwalk Station as a shift watch commander and later as the Detective Bureau lieutenant. He also worked Professional Development Unit, Internal Affairs Bureau, Carson Station Operations, and Office of the Assistant Sheriff as an Executive Aide.

In November 2014, he promoted to captain and was assigned to Compton Sheriff's Station and then Major Crimes Bureau. In 2018, he was promoted to the rank of commander and assigned to Countywide Services Division (CWSD). In 2020, he was promoted to the rank of Chief and remained at CWSD. Following several recent retirements, Johnson transferred to South Patrol Division in January of 2021, where he currently oversees the six of the Department’s patrol stations: Carson, Cerritos, Lakewood, Lomita, Norwalk and Pico Rivera stations.

Throughout his tenure with the LASD, Chief Johnson has dedicated his career to community engagement programs. He oversaw the Youth Athletic League at Lennox Station, managed several Block Club programs, mentored teenaged young men in the South Los Angeles area, and participated in the Department sponsored E-Pal Program for grade school children.

Chief Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Vocational Studies from California State University, Long Beach and a Master's Degree in Public Administration.

Chief Johnson is an avid fitness enthusiast. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, gardening, running, and working out.

In 1989, Chase graduated from the Academy and began his law enforcement career working in various custody facilities before going to patrol at both Lakewood and Century stations.  He also served at the Narcotics Bureau and at Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB).

When he promoted to sergeant in 2005, Chase served at Marina Del Rey station and as part of the Crime Impact Team at the Community Oriented Policing Bureau (COPS) before returning to SEB.  There, he was responsible for oversight of the Special Enforcement, Special Weapons, Canine Services and Emergency Services details.  In 2009, he transferred to the Office of the Sheriff, managing security for the Sheriff.

As a lieutenant, Chase worked in Custody Division on a management taskforce regarding misconduct allegations within the jails.  He also played a significant role in rewriting the Department’s Use of Force policy.  He returned to SEB in 2013 as SWAT commander, overseeing the units responsible for crisis situations, hostage rescues, armed/barricaded suspects and dignitary protection.  He was also the Operations lieutenant before returning to Custody Division as an Executive Aide, responsible for administrative oversight of the Division.

Chase promoted to Captain in 2018, overseeing the Custody Compliance & Sustainability Bureau, devoted to working with federal monitors and civilian oversight entities to ensure compliance with federal court settlement agreements effecting custody facilities. He also managed the newly formed Access to Care Bureau, ensuring adequate medical and mental health treatment for inmates.

In early 2019, Chase promoted to Chief, overseeing Custody Division’s General Population before promoting again to Assistant Sheriff of Custody Operations.  In April of 2021, he became the Assist Sheriff of Patrol Operations, overseeing the Department’s 23 patrol stations.

Chase has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the College of William and Mary and was inducted into the International Collegiate Honor Society.  In the course of his career, he has traveled throughout the country to provide tactical training to various agencies, including military personnel preparing for deployment.  He has received numerous awards and recognition, including Distinguished Service and Meritorious Service awards, and commendations for his efforts in multiple life-threatening situations.

Chase comes from a family with a history of both law enforcement and military service, his father and brothers all having served in various capacities.  He currently resides in the South Bay of Los Angeles with his wife of 22 years and two teenage children.

In 1991, Chief Kneer began his career with LASD. He worked in custody for six years before transferring to East Los Angeles Station as a patrol deputy and then to Lancaster station as a Field Training Officer. He worked as an FTO until 2004 when he promoted to the rank of Detective and remained at Lancaster station as a night detective.

Chief Kneer promoted to Sergeant in 2006 and served at North County Correctional Facility as a watch sergeant and building sergeant, and Palmdale station as a watch sergeant and field sergeant. In 2009, he became an Executive Aide at Custody Division Headquarters and served in that capacity for one year before promoting once again.

When he promoted to lieutenant, Chief Kneer transferred to Mira Loma Detention Center for one year and then returned to Palmdale station, serving as the Watch Commander and Operations Lieutenant.

Chief Kneer returned to Headquarters as an Executive Aide for North Patrol Division, where he remained until his promotion to the rank of Captain in 2016. At that time, he returned once more to Palmdale station.

In 2018, he promoted to the rank of Chief, overseeing North Patrol Division. He was responsible for five patrol stations in the northern region of the County, including Lancaster, Malibu/Lost Hills, Palmdale, Santa Clarita, and West Hollywood/Universal Citywalk. He also served briefly as the Sheriff’s Chief of Staff before returning to North Patrol Division.

Throughout his career, Chief Kneer has been involved in such community outreach programs as the Antelope Valley Cares Teen Summit and Community Advisory Committee. He has hosted multiple “Coffee with a Cop” functions and has assisted in the planning of National Night Out events in the city of Palmdale.

Chief Kneer has an associate’s degree from College of the Canyons, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of La Verne and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from National University. He is also a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Executive Development Leadership Program and the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute of Police.

Chief Kneer is also a Sertoma Member in Leona Valley, where he resides with his wife and two teenage sons. When he is off-duty, he enjoys running, reading and boating on the Colorado River.