Deputy Chief Armando Farias is a proud member of the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) with over 25 years of experience and is a graduate of the LAUSD’s Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights. He was promoted to Deputy Chief on September 26, 2014. He worked numerous officer and supervisory assignments including campus officer, patrol officer, field training officer, motors and specialized assignments. As an LASPD Command Officer, he held various positions throughout the LASPD Command, which include Campus Services Division, Operations Support Division and Investigative Services Division.
Currently, Deputy Chief Farias is the Commanding Officer of the Support Services Bureau (SSB) has overall the responsibility for the Department’s Communication Center and off-hour patrol operations, which includes the agency’s Canine Unit, Safe Passages Motor Unit, and Parking Enforcement Unit. SSB manages campus support resources and facilitates the communication of critical information throughout the District. The coordination of off-hour property protection coverage for District facilities during non-school periods in an effort to prevent and or minimize losses in this area are also a responsibility of SSB. Additional areas of responsibility that fall under this command include Adult School campus security services.
Deputy Chief Farias is a graduate of the Sherman Block Leadership Institute and LAPD Leadership Academy.