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Richard  Musquiz, Municipal Captain I

Richard Musquiz

Municipal Captain I
Security Services Division

email Captain Richard Musquiz was
born in the City of Los Angeles and raised in Los Angeles County.
He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from
Chapman University and his Associate of Arts Degree in
Administration of Justice from East Los Angeles Community College.
In 1974 He became a law enforcement explorer with the Bell Gardens
Police Department and later transferred to the Huntington Park
Police Department, which led him to a productive career in law

He has over 29 years' experience in law enforcement, starting his
career in 1981 with the City of Huntington Park Police Department,
in addition he worked for Cerritos Community College Campus Police,
Compton School Police, Los Angeles County Office of Public Safety,
Housing Authority Police of the City of Los Angeles and General
Services Office of Public Safety. He embraces the principles of
community based policing/problem solving and working with
stakeholders to develop solutions to issues facing the City and

He worked a variety of assignments in in his career, such as Patrol
Officer, Community Resource Officer, Field Training Officer,
Sergeant and Lieutenant in Patrol Field Operations, Detectives and
Administration. In Command positions, he managed patrol operations,
administration, support services, professional standards,
communications and records division.

Captain Musquiz was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department
(LAPD) in January 2013 when the Department of General Services
Office of Public Safety was consolidated into the Police Department
as the Security Services Division. Captain Musquiz is the Assistant
Commanding Officer for the Security Services Division, which is
comprised of three sections: the Civic Operations Section, Special
Operations Section and the Administrative Section. The Civic
Operations Section of the Division provides security services to
City municipal sites, including the Civic Center Complex, as well
as the largest city park in Los Angeles; Griffith Park. The Special
Operations Section accounts for the security operations for the Los
Angeles Zoo, the Bureau of Sanitation and the Library Department.
In addition, the Special Operations Section includes the Senior
Lead Officer and the Parking Lot Closure Units. The Administrative
Section consists of the Complaint, Training, Technology, Special
Events, IOD/Sick Coordinator, and Contract Security Units.

He is a member of several professional organizations, including the
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), California
Peace Officers Association (CPOA), Association of Threat Assessment
Professionals and the California Narcotics Officers Association