Captain III Ernest Eskridge was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1960. Eskridge earned a 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 Angeles.
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. Eskridge is currently assigned to Van Nuys Patrol Division.
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.