John A. Romero is the Commanding Officer, RACR Division. He is a 24-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department and a 26-year veteran of professional law enforcement.
Real-time Analysis and Critical Response (RACR) Division
John Romero served in units of the New Mexico and California Air National Guard from 1983 until his honorable discharge in 1993. John first became a police officer at the University of New Mexico Police Department and completed the State of New Mexico Police Academy in 1984.
Since graduating from the LAPD Academy, John has worked a variety of assignments in patrol, administration, jail operations, community policing, criminal investigations, intelligence, gang impact, and media relations. Immediately prior to being assigned to Mission Patrol Division, John was the Officer in Charge of Media Relations Section. In 2010, LAPD’s Media Relations Section earned the Radio and Television News Association’s Freedom of Information Award for unprecedented access and transparency.
In April 2004, John Romero graduated from LAPD’s West Point Leadership Institute. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University in 1997. In 2010, John graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy.
John is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates, the California Peace Officers Association and the Latin American Law Enforcement Association.
John resides in the greater Los Angeles area.