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Ernest Eskridge, Commander

Ernest Eskridge

Detective Services Group

email Commander Ernest Eskridge
was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1960. He earned an
Associate's Degree from Pasadena City College, a Bachelor's Degree
in Criminal Justice and Master's Degree in Public Administration
from California State University, Los Angeles. Commander Eskridge
was appointed to the Department in September 1984. He held
assignments in Central Patrol, Central Area Vice, Central Detective
Division, Communications Division, Van Nuys Patrol Division, and
77th Patrol Division. He promoted to Sergeant in 1991 and worked
Devonshire Patrol, Central Patrol, and Narcotics Division. He
promoted to Detective in 1993 and was assigned to Southwest
Detective and Internal Affairs Division. He promoted to Lieutenant
in 2001 and worked Harbor Patrol, Wilshire Patrol, Foothill Patrol,
Foothill Gangs, and Foothill Detectives. Commander Eskridge was
instrumental in implementing the "Foothill War Room" which was the
command and control center for strategizing and combating Part I
Crime. He promoted as Commanding Officer of Mission Detectives in
November 2004. At that time, he was assigned to the Mission Area
Transition Team for the newly constructed Mission Area Station that
was opened in May 2005. In March 2012, he was selected as the
adjutant for Deputy Chief Kirk J. Albanese at Detective Bureau. In
April 2013, he promoted to Captain. During his time as a Captain he
has been the Commanding Officer assigned to West Valley Division,
Van Nuys Division, Foothill Area, and West Valley Area. In December
2019, he was promoted to the Rank of Commander and assigned to
Operations-South Bureau. He is the youngest of six brothers and
sisters. He resides in the City of Arcadia with his wife and three
children. He enjoys playing baseball, basketball, swimming,
weightlifting, and traveling with his family.