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Alex Baez, Captain III

Alex Baez

Captain III
Newton Division

email Captain Alex Baez was born
in Puerto Rico and raised in Queens, New York and Miami, Florida.
Upon graduation from high school, Captain Baez served in the United
States Marine Corps, where he was honorably discharged as a
Non-Commissioned Officer in March of 1989. Two days later he
entered the Los Angeles Police Academy.

Captain Baez is a 30-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police
Department. As a member of the Los Angeles Police Department,
Captain Baez has worked as a patrol officer at Hollywood, Rampart
and Wilshire; as a gang officer and investigator at Rampart,
Operations-West Bureau Crash, and Robbery Homicide Division; as a
vice officer at Rampart, Element Member at Metropolitan Division,
and as a Public Information Officer at Media Relations.

As a Supervisor, he worked the following assignments; Central
Division, Assistant Officer-In-Charge at Civil Rights Integrity
Division, Assistant Officer-In-Charge at Internal Audits and
Inspections Division; Assistant Watch Commander at Newton Division,
as a Lieutenant Watch Commander at Hollywood, Hollenbeck, and
Newton; Officer-In-Charge of the Hollywood Entertainment Detail;
Detective Watch Commander at Newton, Officer-In-Charge of the Gang
Impact Team at Newton. In August of 2018, Captain Baez was promoted
to the rank of Captain, Patrol Commanding Officer of Southwest
Division. In August of 2019, Captain Baez was promoted to Captain
III, as the Area Commanding Officer of Newton Division.

While the Department was under a Federal Consent Decree, Captain
Baez was assigned as the liaison to the Federal Monitor and
responsible for all gang related provisions of the Consent Decree.
His role was recognized in the Federal Monitor's Final report.
During the consent decree he was instrumental in creating policies,
audits and inspections for city-wide gang units. These policies,
audits and inspections were recognized as "best practices" and are
still in place today.

Captain Baez earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal
Justice Management and graduated from the Los Angeles Police
Department's West Point Leadership Program, Los Angeles Police
Command Officer Development program and Police Officer Standard of
Training (POST) Management Course. Captain Baez has been awarded
the Police Commission Unit Citation medal, Police Meritorious Unit
Citation medal, Civil Unrest ribbon, and Democratic National
Convention ribbon.

Captain Baez recognizes the value of "Community policing and
Partnerships" programs that unite not only the people who live and
work in the community but the brave police officers, who risk their
lives to protect them. Captain Baez is a strong supporter of
building relationship-based policing and an advocate of the City of
Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Gang Reduction & Youth
Development programs. Captain Baez is a baseball aficionado, who
enjoys spending time with his family and participating in
sports.

STATION INFO

About Newton

Newton Community Telephone Directory

Newton Division Goals

Central Traffic

Newton CPAB Mins June 2021

Community-Police Advisory Boards (C-PAB) Meeting Schedule and City-Wide Minutes

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