Sheriff Jim McDonnell began his law enforcement career in 1981 after graduating from the Los Angeles Police Academy.
He served for 29 years at the Los Angeles Police Department where he demonstrated on a daily basis his guiding principles of integrity, and treating others with respect and dignity.
Nearly four years ago, Jim McDonnell was elected County Sheriff of Los Angeles with the strong support of voters across our great county.
As Sheriff, he worked with a broad coalition of community stakeholders to implement critical reform efforts within the Department.
Sheriff McDonnell’s goal is to help make the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department the premier law enforcement agency in the nation.
Throughout his professional career, Sheriff McDonnell has implemented prevention-oriented strategies and programs that proactively address the root causes of crime — including mental illness, homelessness and the challenges facing youth at risk.
To accomplish this, he has taken regional leadership roles while serving as President of the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association, President of the California Peace Officers’ Association, a member of the California Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards & Training (POST), and a board member of the Peace Officers’ Association of Los Angeles County.
Upon his re-election, Sheriff McDonnell looks forward to working with his deputies, elected officials, and community stakeholders to continue the progress that has been made to build greater transparency, modernize the jail facilities, and strengthen community relations.
The election will be held June 5, so be sure to do your civic duty and get out and vote!
Sheriff McDonnell dropped by the studio earlier today to chat with Conway and Thompson.
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