Commander Al Pasos was born in East Los Angeles. He was raised in Los Angeles, Pasadena and Altadena. After attending Saint Francis High School, he attended the University of La Verne acquiring his Bachelor’s degree in 1986.
He joined the LAPD in 1987 and worked all bureaus within the city before promoting to Sergeant in 1998 and to Lieutenant in 2008. As a Lieutenant, he worked Central Division until being assigned to the Office of Operations.
Prior to being promoted to Captain, he was assigned to the Office of the Special Assistant for Constitutional Policing.
Captain Pasos most recent assignment was as the Commanding Officer of Southwest Patrol Division. He is currently assigned as the Commanding Officer of Southeast Patrol Division. He has attended the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute and is a member of the Latin America Law Enforcement Association. He has received numerous commendations and has been awarded the Police Star.