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Ruby Flores, Commander

Ruby Flores

Commander
Training Group

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, Development Team, Real-Time Analysis
and Critical Response (RACR) Division; 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. In 2018, Commander
Flores moved on to Operations-Central Bureau as the Assistant
Commanding Officer. In addition to the daily operations and
oversight of five commands, she was responsible for implementing a
Community Liaison Officer program in each of the five Gang
Enforcement Detail units within the Bureau.

As of August 2019, Commander Flores assumed command of Training
Group, where she currently oversees Training Division and
In-Service Training Division. She is the Department Training
Coordinator, Chair of the Tactics Training Review Committee, member
of the Use of Force- Policies and Procedures Committee, and
Co-Chair of the Use of Force Review Board and the Uniform and
Equipment Committee.

Commander Flores holds the current position of Third Vice President
of the Los Angeles Women Police Officers and Associates; is a
member of 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 and 1992
All Big West Scholar Athlete 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 and
mother of two adult children.

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