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Ruby Flores, Captain III

Ruby Flores

Captain III
Hollenbeck Division

email Captain Flores was
appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department in 1994 and began
her career in Northeast Area Patrol. She continued her career at
77th Street Area, where she worked a variety of uniformed
assignments, including: Patrol, gangs (CRASH) and bicycle patrol.
She promoted to Field Training Officer at Southeast Area, and
thereafter, became a tenured instructor at Training Division. While
assigned to Training Division, she trained hundreds of recruits,
reserve officers, in-service officers, supervisors, outside
agencies and advocacy groups in 12 Human Relations' topics. Her
leadership and expertise in curriculum development and training
delivery were in the areas of domestic violence, community
policing, hate crimes, crisis communications and diversity, and she
continues to serve as a foundation for building bridges between
diverse groups.

In 2002, Captain Flores was promoted to the rank of Police
Sergeant. As a field supervisor, she served in three of the four
geographic Bureaus of the City. She advanced to the position of
Assistant Watch Commander during her tenure at Central Traffic
Division. She served on the Design and Development Team, which was
responsible for the activation of Real-Time Analysis and Critical
Response Division, which continues to be a national model for
technology and innovation in policing. In 2008, she served as the
Assistant Officer in Charge of Media Relations and as a Department
Public Information Officer.

As a trusted Aide for two Chiefs of Police, Captain Flores played
significant roles in major initiatives, priority setting, best
practices, police accountability, employee relations and Department
imaging and crisis communications. Her ancillary position within
the Major Cities Chiefs' Association was instrumental in the
expansion of its membership and inclusivity of the

In 2012, Captain Flores 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, Captain Flores promoted to Police Captain and was assigned
as the Commanding Officer of Community Relationship Division (CRD),
where she was at the forefront of utilizing digital media to engage
with communities throughout Los Angeles. CRD strives to build and
develop relationships between the police and the community, to
share responsibility for identifying and reducing problems that
impact community safety. She recently promoted to Captain III, and
is now the Area Commanding Officer of Hollenbeck Area. She is proud
to serve the community, yet again, where she once worked as a
Patrol Sergeant.

Captain Flores is a member of the Los Angeles Women Police
Officers' Association; 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. She has represented the Department as a guest speaker
at prominent women's leadership conferences and is a dedicated
mentor to young police officers in career development and employee

Captain Flores earned both Bachelor of Science and Master of
Science degrees at California State University Long Beach, while
pursuing her softball career as a pitcher, for the 49ers, on a
full-athletic scholarship. She earned numerous accolades for
excellence, both on and off the softball field, including pitching
a perfect game and being recognized as the 1992 National Collegiate
Athletic Association - Western Region - Woman of the Year. The
award recognized Captain Flores' commitment to athleticism,
academics and the community.