Captain III James A.
Alvarez began his Law Enforcement career with the Orange
County Sheriff's Department in 1986. He joined the Los Angeles
Police Department in November of 1988. He received an Associates
of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Southwestern University and a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Studies from California
State University, Long Beach.
Captain Alvarez was a member of the United States Navy Reserve from
September 1997-September 2005. He was mobilized for active duty
from November 2001-November 2002 during Operation Noble Eagle. He
was Honorably Discharged in September 2005.
Throughout his career, he has worked in many capacities including
Patrol, Detectives, Vice, Training Division and Internal Affairs.
He promoted to Sergeant in March 1997 and Lieutenant in February
2009. His most recent assignment was as an Officer-In-Charge of a
section with-in Force Investigation Division. Captain Alvarez is
married and has two children.