Commander Jorge R. Rodriguez has been serving the citizens of Los Angeles for nearly three decades. Appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department in November 1987, he has successfully risen through the ranks while assigned to a variety of assignments, which included patrol, gangs, foot beats, special problems unit, detectives and narcotics. In 2001, he returned to Metropolitan Division where he was assigned to the administrative platoon, both crime suppression platoons, and as the supervisor overseeing the security details for Mayor’s Hahn and Villaraigosa.
In May 2006, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and returned to Rampart Area where he was assigned as a watch commander and a district lieutenant responsible for repressing crime and serving the communities of Pico-Union and McArthur Park. In October 2010, Captain Rodriguez was promoted to the rank of Captain, where he has served as a Patrol and Area Commanding Officer in 77th Street, Foothill, Topanga, and his most current assignment in Newton Area.
As a command officer, Commander Rodriguez championed a community-oriented policing style that promoted community service and collaborative relationship building. While at 77th and Foothill Areas, he built a Hispanic Outreach collaboration, in order to communicate with and educate the immigrant communities on public/police relations. He was instrumental in developing a variety of educational forums which empowered the community to act, while creating an environment that built trust between the Department and the immigrant communities. Additionally, as a champion for inner City and underprivileged youth, while assigned to Topanga and Newton Areas, he created a robust Police Activities League, consisting of a variety of programs and activities, providing the youths with opportunities they would otherwise not experience.