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Jorge A. Villegas, Assistant Chief

Jorge A. Villegas

Assistant Chief
Office of Operations

email Deputy Chief Jorge A. Villegas was assigned as the
acting commanding officer of Operations-Valley Bureau (OVB) on
November 6, 2011. Over 2, 200 sworn Los Angeles police officers
are assigned to the Valley Bureau's eight police commands including
over 150 civilian personnel. The entire OVB contingency is the
largest of the four Los Angeles Police Department Bureaus.
Operations - Valley Bureau spans close to 230 square miles and is
home to 1.7 million Los Angeles- San Fernando Valley residents. The
San Fernando Valley is also home to vibrant businesses, as well as
significant education, community-based, and clergy
institutions.

On January 1, 2012, Villegas was appointed as the OVB commanding
officer. Prior to this current assignment, Villegas was the
Assistant to the Director, Office of Operations. At the Office of
Operations, Villegas helped to oversee crime control strategies,
deployment, bias policing investigations, community policing,
overtime management and the Administrative Support Services
Unit.

Deputy Chief Villegas has spent over two decades acquiring
experience in a variety of assignments such as: patrol, narcotics,
gangs, detectives and administrative operations. His range of field
diversity included assignments at Hollywood, Rampart, Northeast and
Van Nuys Patrol Divisions. He has also worked at Juvenile Division,
Operations- Central Bureau, Management Services Division, and
Detective Bureau. Villegas was an Area commanding officer at
Mission Area and also a Patrol Commanding Officer at West Los
Angeles Area.

Villegas' successes have been in the refinement of systems and the
fostering of quality relationships. The blend of both has led to
quality achievements and clarity in the mission, vision and values
of the Department and its personnel. He has been the recipient of
numerous internal and community commendations, and he has been
awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation.

Chief Villegas holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Management
from Azusa Pacific University, as well as a Bachelors Degree in
Public Administration from the University of La Verne. He is a
graduate of the University of Southern California's Delinquency
Control Institute, the FBI National Academy and the West Point
Leadership Development Program, where he also has been an
Instructor.

Chief Villegas is a member of the International Association of
Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy Associates, the American
Society of Industrial Security International, the Hispanic American
Police Command Officers Association, the Latin American Law
Enforcement Association, the California Peace Officers'
Association, and the Police Officers Association of Los Angeles
County. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Los
Angeles Police Relief Association.