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    Lt. Rudy Flores, Chief's Executive Officer/Public Information Officer

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    Lieutenant Rudy Flores is currently the Public Information Officer and Executive Officer for the Office of the Chief of Police.   He is responsible for handling all press and social media content and serve as the liaison between the Chief of Police and local, state and federal entities.  

    He began his career with the Santa Monica Police Department in 1992 as a Police Cadet then worked as a Communications Operator before he was hired as sworn Peace Officer in 1997.   As an officer, he worked in the areas of Patrol, Third Street Bicycle Unit, Vice / Narcotics Unit and SWAT.   In 2010 he promoted to Sergeant, where he supervised Patrol Operations, Field Training Officer Program, Community Affairs Unit, Property Crimes and Youth Services Division within the Criminal Investigations Division and continued to be a part of the SWAT team collaterally as a Team Leader.  

    Lieutenant Rudy Flores promoted to his current rank of Lieutenant in 2019 where he managed Patrol Operations and the Downtown Services Section.    He was responsible for the Community Service Officers, Downtown Bicycle Unit, Downtown Public Service Officer (PSO) Unit and the Pier & Harbor Services Unit, before being transferred to his current assignment.  Aside from his primary duties, Lieutenant Flores is a Board Member with the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL), Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, and the Police Officer Association (POA).        

    Lieutenant Rudy Flores received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from UCLA.  He has attended other professional development programs and has graduated from the Sherman Block’s Supervisory Leadership Institution (SLI),  Public Safety Leadership Program (PSLP)  from USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) management course.      





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