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    Captain Candice Cobarrubias - Professional Services Division

    Candice Cobarrubias

    Captain Candice Cobarrubias is currently the Commander for the Professional Services Division responsible for the Custody, Event Planning and Intelligence, Technology, Fleet, Animal Control, and Budget sections.

    Captain Cobarrubias began her law enforcement career in 1996 with the Los Angeles Police Department.  She worked in the areas of patrol, gangs and narcotics.  In 2000, she joined the Santa Monica Police Department where she was assigned to the Special Policing District (SPD) and was a Financial Crimes and Arson Investigation Detective. She promoted to Sergeant in 2010, where she supervised Patrol Operations, the Community Service Officer II Program, the Downtown Bicycle Unit and Harbor Patrol.  As a Sergeant, she participated in the City’s Management Rotation Program where she completed a four-month internship with the City, working in Human Resources, Finance, the City Manager’s Office and the Fire Department. 

    Captain Cobarrubias promoted to Lieutenant in 2015, where she managed Patrol Operations and the Traffic Division.  While in Traffic, she oversaw a unit of 103 personnel both sworn and non-sworn.  She was responsible for the Traffic Enforcement team, Traffic Service Officers and Crossing Guards.  In 2019, she was appointed as the Chief’s Executive Officer and Public Information Officer, where she handled all press and social media content and served as a liaison between the Chief and local, state and federal entities. 

    Captain Cobarrubias is a member of the Senior Management Institute for Police, Class 76, the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, PERF and the IACP.   She received her master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and completed her undergraduate studies at Cal Poly Pomona in Political Science.    






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