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Ruby Flores, Commander

Ruby Flores

Commander
Assistant Commanding Officer Operations-Central Bureau

email Commander Ruby Flores was
appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department in 1994. After her
Police Academy training, Commander Flores served in a variety of
patrol assignments, including Northeast Area, 77th Street Area, and
Southeast Area, where she advanced to the position of Field
Training Officer. Commander Flores returned to the Police Academy
as an instructor and developed an expertise in police education and
training, curriculum development, domestic violence, community
policing, hate crimes, crisis communications and diversity.

In 2002, Commander Flores was promoted to the rank of Police
Sergeant and served in three of the four geographic Bureaus of the
City. Commander Flores advanced to Police Sergeant II and served as
an Assistant Watch Commander, Real-Time Analysis and Critical
Response (RACR) Division development team, Assistant Officer in
Charge of Media Relations Section, and as Aide for two Chiefs of
Police.

In 2012, Commander Flores was promoted to the rank of Police
Lieutenant and was assigned to Rampart Area, where she served as a
Patrol Watch Commander. She was then assigned to the Office of the
Chief of Staff, as the Department Relations Liaison.

In 2015, Commander Flores was promoted to Police Captain and was
assigned as the Commanding Officer of Community Relationship
Division (CRD), where she leveraged her experience and emerging
technologies for more effective community engagement. In 2016,
Commander Flores advanced to Police Captain III and assumed command
of Hollenbeck Area. In 2017, She was promoted to the rank of Police
Commander and assigned to Community Policing and Policy
Group.

Commander Flores is a member of the Los Angeles Women Police
Officers' Association; the California Peace Officers' Association;
the International Association of Chiefs of Police; and, is the
current Vice-President of the Los Angeles Police Relief
Association.

Commander Flores earned both Bachelor of Science and Master of
Science degrees at California State University Long Beach. As a
National Collegiate Athletic Association student athlete, Commander
Flores earned numerous accolades for excellence, both on and off
the softball field, including pitching a perfect game and being
recognized as the 1992 Western Region - Woman of the Year. She is a
proud ambassador for her alma mater, encouraging the pursuit of
educational goals.

Commander Flores is a life-long resident of Southern
California.