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Ernest Eskridge, Captain III

Ernest Eskridge

Captain III
West Valley Division

email Captain III Ernest Eskridge
was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1960. Eskridge earned an
Associate's of Arts Degree from Pasadena City College, a Bachelor's
Degree in Criminal Justice and Master Degree in Public
Administration from California State University of Los

Captain Eskridge was appointed to the Department in September 1984.
After graduating from the Police Academy, he held assignments in
Central Patrol, Central Area Vice, Central Detective Division,
Communications Division, Van Nuys Patrol Division, and 77th Patrol
Division. Eskridge was promoted to Sergeant in 1991 and worked
Devonshire and Central Patrol Divisions. Eskridge was promoted to
Detective in 1993 and was assigned to Southwest Detective Division
for two years. He also was assigned to Internal Affairs Division
for two years as a Detective, and Narcotics Division for four years
as a Sergeant.

Captain Eskridge was promoted to Lieutenant in 2001 and was
assigned to Harbor Patrol Division. He also worked Wilshire Patrol
Division, Foothill Patrol Division, Foothill Gangs, and Foothill
Detective Division. Eskridge was instrumental in implementing the
"Foothill War Room" which was the command and control center for
strategizing and combating Part I Crime.

Captain Eskridge was promoted to the Mission Detective Division
Commanding Officer in November 2004. At that time, he was assigned
to the Mission Area Transition Team for the newly constructed
Mission Area Station that was opened in May 2005. In March 2012,
Eskridge was selected as the adjutant for the honorable Deputy
Chief Kirk J. Albanese at Detective Bureau. In April 2013, Eskridge
was promoted to Captain and assigned to West Valley Patrol
Division. In October 2014, Captain Eskridge was upgraded to Captain
III and was assigned to Area Commanding Officer then transferred on
August 2018 to West Valley Area as the Area Commanding Officer.
Captain Eskridge is the youngest of six brothers and sisters.
Eskridge resides in the City of Arcadia with his wife and three
children. He enjoys playing baseball, basketball, swimming,
weightlifting, and traveling with his family.


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