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Jorge Rodriguez, Commander

Jorge Rodriguez

Assistant to the Director, Office of Operations

email Commander Jorge R. Rodriguez
was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department in November
1987, and after successfully completing his Police Academy
training, he was assigned to Rampart Area where he worked a variety
of assignments which included patrol, gangs, foot beats, special
problems unit and eventually as a senior lead officer. Over the
years, he has not only worked a variety of patrol divisions such as
North Hollywood, Northeast, and Southeast, but also Metropolitan
Division where he remained as an element member until he was
awarded his next promotion. In 1996, shortly after ascending to the
rank of Sergeant, he was assigned to Southeast Area where he
supervised the foot beats and the gang unit. During his supervisory
years, he also completed tours of duty at Inspection and Control,
the Rampart Corruption Task Force, Internal Affairs and DARE
Divisions, then back to Metropolitan Division where he was assigned
to the administrative platoon and later both crime suppression
platoons. While at Metropolitan Division, both as an officer and a
supervisor, he had the opportunity to have worked every single
patrol division within the City of Los Angeles.

In May 2006, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and returned
to Rampart Area where he was assigned as a watch commander and a
district lieutenant responsible for repressing crime and serving
the communities of Pico-Union and McArthur Park. In late 2007, he
was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant II as the adjutant to the
Deputy Chief in charge of the Department's Special Operations. In
October 2010, Captain Rodriguez was promoted to his current rank of
Captain, where he has served as a Commanding Officer in 77th Street
Area, Foothill Area, Topanga Area and currently in Newton

Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1964, Rodriguez immigrated to the United
States with his parents at the age of seven and settled in
Hawthorne, California. He was educated in the public school system
and after graduating class Salutatorian from Lennox High School in
1982, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Four years
later, after completing his commitment honorably, he decided to
apply to the Department and serve the citizens of Los

Captain Rodriguez earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business
Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Arts
in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University. He has also
graduated from the Delinquency Control Institute at the University
of Southern California and the Sherman Block Leadership

Captain Rodriguez currently resides in the County of Los Angeles
with his wife of twenty years and four children. He enjoys
vacationing with family and friends, while boating on the Colorado
River. Additionally, he has a goal to eventually play as many golf
courses as he can throughout the United States.