West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister presented Los Angeles Sheriff Commander Edward Ramirez with a proclamation for his service in West Hollywood. Ramirez was recently promoted from Captain at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station to Commander and has transferred to North Patrol Division Administration.
“Commander Edward Ed Ramirez has been an active member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department since 1990,” reads the Commendation by Mayor Meister. “Towards the beginning of his career Commander Ramirez worked patrol at Temple City, Crescenta Valley, and Alta Dena stations before transferring to the sheriff’s information bureau and later to the office of the sheriff’s as part of the sheriff’s detail. On March 1st, 2015, after serving as a lieutenant at several other bureaus, Commander Ramirez transferred to the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station. Because of his exemplary leadership skills and long-standing commitment to building and maintaining trust between the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station and residents and community members, Ed was promoted to captain after serving three years as lieutenant. Throughout his tenure with West Hollywood, Commander Ramirez has assisted in the creation, and implementation of two bureaus, the education-based incarceration bureau, and the population management bureau, and has been instrumental in the forming of the community re-entry and resource center at the inmate reception center. Ed’s love for serving West Hollywood and commitment to improving the quality of life for residents, community members, business owners and visitors, has been an asset to the city all who call West Hollywood home. We would like to take this opportunity to recognize Commander Ramirez for his years of service and on-going dedication to protect the West Hollywood community and we congratulate him on his recent promotion to commander of the North Patrol Division.”
“Thank you so much for this recognition,” said Commander Ramirez from the podium after posing for a group photo with the council. “Somebody once told me, ‘Ed, you are doing yourself a disservice if you’re in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department and not spending any time in the City of West Hollywood. You come out there and it’s going to be a hoot,’ and they are absolutely right. I’ve had a fantastic time the two years as watch commander, two years as your Service Area Lieutenant and three years as your Captain. I am grateful for this promotion and like I tell my team, this wouldn’t have happened without them. They were the ones who did the hard work. They were direct reflection. I wish I could bring everybody with me, but personally, I can’t. You guys are going to be in very good hands with a person you know and recognize very well in Lieutenant Bill Moulder until the process is vetted and the next captain is determined. I will like to say thank you all who are up here for being good partners, for doing the hard work. And many of you, thank you for your friendship. I’m surely going to miss this place, but I believe I will the Commander for the City of West Hollywood, Malibu and the City of Santa Clarita, so you will be seeing me around a little bit. I will make sure that acting Captain Moulder and whoever the next captain is, has the proper resources so we continue to provide quality service in the City of West Hollywood. Thank you.”
City manager David Wilson also added his congratulations to commander Ramirez before discussing Public Safety.