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LeRoy Baca | Sheriff of L.A. County

High Standards, Best Efforts, Noble Thoughts

  • Raised in East L.A., rose to Sheriff of the largest and most diverse county in the U.S.
  • Leads dept with 18,000 employees, $2.5 billion budget, and serving 10 million Southern Californians
  • Jurisdiction includes 40 incorporated cities, 90 unincorporated cities, 9 community colleges, and daily commuters of MTA
  • Known for firm, effective, and compassionate leadership, and developing leaders at all levels of Dept.
  • Earned bachelor’s degree at 29 and doctorate at 51
  • Has run around the world twice (65,000 miles)