Captain Roseira “Rosa” Moreno is a 25 year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and entered the Los Angeles Police Department on July 22, 1985. Upon graduation from the police academy, she was assigned to 77th Street Area where she worked patrol and traffic enforcement. Upon completion of her probationary training, she was then transferred to Central Area for a short time before being reassigned to the Bureau of Special Investigations. There she earned a Meritorious Unit Citation for coordinating the Department’s first international Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program (D.A.R.E.) conference in August 1988.
In 1989 she transferred to Newton Street Area where she worked a variety of assignments including: patrol, gangs, vice and the Special Problems Unit. Her Spanish speaking abilities enabled her to assist community members and Newton detectives with various investigations. As a Detective Trainee she worked a variety of assignments before being promoted to the rank of Detective in 1994. She was transferred to Wilshire Area as a Detective I and quickly promoted to Detective II. During her time at Wilshire she investigated homicides, sexual assaults, gangs, robberies, and major assault crimes. In March 1995, she was selected as the Detective of the Quarter and in January 1996 she was selected as Detective of the Year and was awarded the Hue and Cry Award.
In 1998 she left Wilshire Area to participate in the Department’s Supervisory Cross Training Program as a field supervisor in Newton Area. After completing the year long program, she transferred back to Wilshire as a Detective II where she trained newly promoted detectives and helped supervise robbery and major assault crimes. She was promoted to Detective III and continued her assignment as a detective supervisor until 2003 when she was selected as the West Bureau Gang Coordinator.
In 2004, she transferred to the Civil Rights Integrity Division where her experience as the Bureau Gang Coordinator helped her to manage numerous projects dealing with gangs, complaint investigations and department training requirements. She assisted the federal monitors with research and helped them understand Department policies and procedures in dealing with various subject matters. In 2006 she was selected as the Captain’s adjutant and was assigned a variety of administrative responsibilities.
In 2007, she was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to Rampart Area as one of three District Lieutenants. There she performed her duties of Watch Commander, Senior Lead coordinator and liaison to several community groups including the Community Police Advisory Board for Rampart Area. At the request of the commanding officer she returned to the Consent Decree Bureau to assist with the completion of various projects until the termination of the federal consent decree in July 2009.
Captain Moreno earned her Master of Science Degree from California State University, Long Beach and graduated with honors in 2009. She is a graduate of the Supervisory Leadership Institute, the West Point Leadership Program and the Command Development Program. Captain Moreno is the proud mother of three beautiful daughters. Her eldest daughter is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and mother to the Captain’s 8-year-old grandson.