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Rafael Ramirez, Commander

Rafael Ramirez

West Bureau

email Commander Rafael Ramirez
was born and raised in the City of Los Angeles (Hollenbeck Area)

attended Don Bosco Technical Institute, in Rosemead. He joined
theLos Angels Police Department in February 1990, and has worked as
apatrol officer, vice officer, detective, sergeant and

Rafael has worked several Patrol Divisions throughout the
City,including Wilshire, Southeast, Pacific, and Foothill Areas. He
waspromoted to detective in Hollywood Area and promoted to sergeant
at West Valley Division. As a sergeant, Rafael was a field
supervisor and the officer-in-charge (OIC) of the vice unit. Rafael
was assigned as a sergeant in Operation ABC at Detective Support
and Vice Division for over seven years. This assignment

allowed him to work with vice units throughout the city and to work
in partnership with outside agencies. He was also a lead instructor
for the Department's Standardized Training for Alcohol Retailers
(STAR) program. During this time at DSVD, Rafael attended
California State University, Los Angeles, where he received his
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Shortly after
graduating in 2008, he promoted to lieutenant and was assigned to
the Van Nuys Patrol Division as a watch commander. He was then
assigned as the Adjutant in Operations-Central Bureau. Most
recently, he was assigned to Metropolitan Division as the
Officer-in-Charge of C-Platoon.

Rafael was promoted to Captain on June 15, 2014 and was assigned to
the Topanga Area.