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Community Policing/Customer Service
The following section provides a brief overview of each course from a subject matter expert who helped develop the course.
Subject Matter Expert Video
- Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
- Sheriff Baca commands the largest Sheriff's Department in the United States with a budget of 2.4 billion dollars. He leads over 18,000 budgeted sworn and professional staff. The Sheriff's Department is the law enforcement provider to 40 incorporated cities, 90 unincorporated communities, 9 community colleges, and hundreds of thousands of daily commuters of the Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Rapid Rail Transit District. Over 4 million people are directly protected by the Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Baca is the Director of Homeland Security-Mutual Aid for California Region I, which includes the County of Orange. Region I serves 13 million people. Sheriff Baca earned his Doctorate of Public Administration Degree from the University of Southern California. He is a life member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, USC Chapter. A strong advocate of education, he developed the LASD University in conjunction with 13 universities where over 950 members of the Sheriff's Department are enrolled in Bachelor's and Master's Degree programs. Sheriff Baca was elected Sheriff of Los Angeles County in December 1998, and was re-elected in June 2006 for his third term in office. He entered the Sheriff's Department on August 23, 1965. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves.