Edward Ramirez’s three years of demonstrated leadership at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station and his rapport with the community made him the ideal candidate for Captain of the West Hollywood Sheriff Station.
Ramirez joined the ranks of the Sheriff’s Department in 1990 at Men’s Central Jail. He worked patrol at Temple, Crescenta Valley and Altadena stations before transferring to Sheriff’s Information Bureau and later to the Office of the Sheriff as part of the Sheriff’s security detail.
As a sergeant, Ramirez served at Century Station and as a Chief’s Aide at Correctional Services Division before being promoted to lieutenant at the Community Transition Unit. He also served as a lieutenant at several other bureaus before transferring to West Hollywood Station in 2015.
During his career, Ramirez has assisted in the creation and implementation of the Education Based Incarceration Bureau and Population Management Bureau, as well as the Community Re-entry and Resource Center at the In-mate Reception Center.
Ramirez has also been actively involved in his communities, including being a Board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena, and Shelter Partnership, a homeless support organization.
Ramirez has been married to his wife, Roseann, for 32 years, and they have three adult children and two grand-children. He is currently completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership Studies and in his off-duty time, Ramirez enjoys spending time with his family, weight lifting, and is an avid Dodger baseball fan.
West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico said of Ramirez, “Public safety is job number one, and Captain Ramirez is the law enforcement veteran who is highly regarded by our community and knows West Hollywood and its unique challenges.”
Ramirez is the second captain to be promoted under Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s new captain selection process, which involves a panel of city and county leadership as well as various community stakeholders within the area that the station is located. Once all finalists have been interviewed, the panel chair makes a, heavily weighted, recommendation to the Sheriff, who has final consideration in appointing the captain.
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