Commander Vic Davalos was born and raised in Los Angeles. He joined the Department in 1988 and rose through the ranks of Police Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain. His nearly 32-year career includes assignments in patrol operations, investigations, communications and technology, and administration.
In September 2013, he promoted to Captain I and served as the Commanding Officer, Pacific Patrol Division. In September 2014, he promoted to Captain II and served as the Commanding Officer, Recruit Training and In-Service Training, Training Division, in February 2016, he promoted to Captain III, Commanding Officer, Training Division, in January 2018, he served as the Commanding Officer, Recruitment and Employment Division, in February 2019, he became the Commanding Officer, West LA Area. In January 2020, he was selected as Commander and assigned to Operations-Central Bureau.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from California State University, Los Angeles, and an Executive Master of Leadership degree, as well as, a Graduate Certificate in Public Management, from the University of Southern California (USC). He also completed the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Supervisory Leadership Institute, the West Point Leadership Program, the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Executive Strategic Management, Senior Management Institute for Police, the Safe Communities Institute, USC, Conflict Resolution for Law Enforcement, Straus Institute, Pepperdine University, and the Force Science Certification Course, Force Science Institute.
He has been married to his high school sweetheart for 32 years and they have two adult sons. He enjoys travelling with his family.