Commander Ernest Eskridge was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1960. He earned an Associate’s Degree from Pasadena City College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Los Angeles.
Commander Eskridge was appointed to the Department in September 1984. He held assignments in Central Patrol, Central Area Vice, Central Detective Division, Communications Division, Van Nuys Patrol Division, and 77th Patrol Division. He promoted to Sergeant in 1991 and worked Devonshire Patrol, Central Patrol, and Narcotics Division.
He promoted to Detective in 1993 and was assigned to Southwest Detective and Internal Affairs Division. He promoted to Lieutenant in 2001 and worked Harbor Patrol, Wilshire Patrol, Foothill Patrol, Foothill Gangs, and Foothill Detectives. Commander Eskridge was
instrumental in implementing the “Foothill War Room” which was the command and control center for strategizing and combating Part I Crime.
He promoted as Commanding Officer of Mission Detectives 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, he was selected as the adjutant for Deputy Chief Kirk J. Albanese at Detective Bureau.
In April 2013, he promoted to Captain. During his time as a Captain he has been the Commanding Officer assigned to West Valley Division, Van Nuys Division, Foothill Area, and West Valley Area. In December 2019, he was promoted to the Rank of Commander and assigned to Operations-South Bureau.
He is the youngest of six brothers and sisters. He resides in the City of Arcadia with his wife and three children. He enjoys playing baseball, basketball, swimming, weightlifting, and traveling with his family.