Sheriff Jim McDonnell was sworn in as the 32nd Sheriff of Los Angeles County on December 1, 2014.
Sheriff McDonnell is a Boston native. He began his law enforcement career in 1981 as a twenty-two-year-old graduate from the Los Angeles Police Academy.
Sheriff McDonnell served for 29 years at the Los Angeles Police Department, holding every rank from Police Officer to second-in-command.
For five years, Sheriff McDonnell served as the Chief of the Long Beach Police Department.
From his first day on the job at LASD, Sheriff McDonnell has stressed the importance of treating all members of our community with respect, being transparent with and accountable to the individuals that the LASD serves, and creating an environment that recognizes and rewards character, competence and compassion. He is committed to ensuring that safe neighborhoods enable all residents and businesses in Los Angeles’ diverse County to thrive.