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Ruby Flores, Commander

Ruby Flores

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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

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

In 2018, Commander Flores was later assigned to Operations-Central
Bureau as the Assistant Commanding Officer, where she is currently
assigned. In addition to the daily operations and oversight of five
commands within this Bureau, she is responsible for all planned and
spontaneous special events, protests and marches, community
engagement, vice and detective operations, and vendor issues.

Commander Flores holds the current position of Sergeant at Arms 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

Commander Flores is a life-long resident of Southern


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