Assistant Chief Alfred (“Al”) Labrada was born in Mexico City in 1970. He moved to El Monte, California, with his mother and three sisters at the early age of five.
Assistant Chief Labrada served six years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and is a Veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in 1993, completing his probationary period at LAPD’s Northeast Area. He then transferred to Southeast Area as a Police Officer, working a variety of assignments including: Patrol, Bike Patrol, Foot Beats, Training Officer, Vice, Narcotics and as a Senior Lead Officer where he served the Watts Community for 8 years.
In November 2000, he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned Wilshire Area Patrol.
He transferred to 77th Street Area Patrol then later was selected as the Officer in Charge (OIC) of Operations-South Bureau Gang’s. He served as the Bureau Gang Coordinator, Violent Crime Coordinator, Gang Unit OIC and FBI/ATF Gang Task Force OIC. Assistant Chief Labrada also served as a squad leader for Metropolitan Division. In April 2012, he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as a Watch Commander. In May 2013, Assistant Chief Labrada was selected by the Chief of Police as the Latino Community Liaison for the Department while concurrently assigned as Central Bureau Gang Coordinator.
Assistant Chief Labrada was appointed to Captain on March 19, 2017 where he served as the Patrol and Area Captain in the Hollenbeck Area, serving a diverse and culturally friendly community. Assistant Chief Labrada has played a significant role in the implementation of youth diversion programs and helped increase the number of community volunteers, impacting the reduction of violent crime. Assistant Chief Labrada remains committed to community engagement and involvement, building upon community public safety programs, trust and improving quality of life issues for community members.
On March 24, 2019, Assistant Chief Labrada was appointed to the rank of Commander as the Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations-South Bureau, where he served for 21 months.
On January 4, 2021, Assistant Chief Labrada was appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief as the Commanding Officer for Operations-Central Bureau, where he served a variety of communities.
On April 7, 2022, Assistant Chief Labrada was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief and assigned as the Director, Office of Special Operations, where he oversees Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, Detective Bureau and Transit Services Bureau.
Assistant Chief Labrada holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Management from Union Institute and University. Assistant Chief Labrada serves as the Department Liaison for Latino Communities, Immigration Policies, Gang Reduction, Youth Development and is currently overseeing planning efforts for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.