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. 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 2002, he was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned to 77th Street Patrol Division then later selected as the Officer in Charge (OIC) of Operations-South Bureau Gangs. He served as the Bureau Gang Coordinator, Violent Crime Coordinator, Gang Unit OIC and FBI/ATF Gang Task Force OIC. Labrada also served as a squad leader for Metropolitan Division. In April 2012, Labrada was promoted to Lieutenant and served as a Watch Commander. In May 2013, he was selected by the Chief of Police as the Latino Community Liaison for the Department while concurrently assigned as Central Bureau Gang Coordinator.
Labrada was appointed to Captain on March 19, 2017 and assigned as the Patrol Commanding Officer of Hollenbeck Area, serving a diverse and culturally friendly community. In November 2017, he was promoted to Commanding Officer of Hollenbeck Area. 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. 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, 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, Labrada was appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief as the Commanding Officer for Operations-Central Bureau, where he is currently assigned in Downtown Los Angeles.