Captain Rafael Ramirez was
Valley Traffic Division
born and raised in the City of Los Angeles (Hollenbeck Area) and
attended Don Bosco Technical Institute, in Rosemead. He joined the
Los Angels Police Department in February 1990, and has worked as a
patrol officer, vice officer, detective, sergeant and lieutenant.
Rafael has worked several Patrol Divisions throughout the City,
including Wilshire, Southeast, Pacific, and Foothill Areas. He was
promoted to detective in Hollywood Area and promoted to sergeant at
West Valley Division. As a sergeant, Rafael was a field supervisor
and the officer-in-charge (OIC) of the vice unit.
Rafael was assigned as a sergeant in Operation ABC at Detective
Support and Vice Division for over seven years. This assignment
allowed him to work with vice units throughout the city and to work
in partnership with outside agencies. He was also a lead instructor
for the Department's Standardized Training for Alcohol Retailers
(STAR) program. During this time at DSVD, Rafael attended
California State University, Los Angeles, where he received his
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Shortly after
graduating in 2008, he promoted to lieutenant and was assigned to
the Van Nuys Patrol Division as a watch commander. He was then
assigned as the Adjutant in Operations-Central Bureau. Most
recently, he was assigned to Metropolitan Division as the
Officer-in-Charge of C-Platoon.
Rafael was promoted to captain on June 15, 2014 and was assigned to
the Topanga Area.
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