Jorge Valles, Sergeant
A.A.-Administration of Justice, East Los Angeles Community College
Police Training-Los Angeles Police Academy
Basic, Intermediate and Advanced P.O.S.T. Certificates
Officer Valles joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1975 following graduation from East Los Angeles Community College and after working as a civilian jailer for the City of Los Angeles. Upon graduation from the police academy he was assigned to work in a patrol car in the Northeast Division, Northeast Los Angeles. After completing his probationary period, he was assigned to Communications Division answering 911 calls in both English and Spanish for seven months. He was then assigned to Hollenbeck Division working a radio car and foot beat. He also worked for the Office of Operations-Crime Prevention Unit, C.R.A.S.H. (Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums) Unit in South Central Los Angeles, and DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Division. Officer Valles was instrumental in implementing the DARE Program in various Latin American and Asian countries.
He retired from the LAPD after 25 years of service in June 2000, and joined the Department of Public Safety in August of 2000. Officer Valles was promoted to sergeant in February 2012.