Chief Leslie Ramirez
Chief Leslie Ramirez of the Los Angeles School Police Department. Ramirez is committed to keeping all in the school community – students, staff and families – safe. She is a graduate of Los Angeles Unified schools with 29 years in law enforcement and 22 years of service in LA Unified.
She obtained her undergraduate degree in Organizational Management from the University of La Verne in Southern California. During her tenure with the LASPD she has held many ranks and assignments beginning as a campus officer.
Chief Ramirez currently serves on the California K-12 Police Chief's Association Board, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County and a graduate of the USC Sol Price School of Public Safety Executive Leadership Program. Chief Ramirez is a true reflection of the LAUSD community and proud to be the first female Chief of Police leading the LASPD team.
Secretary to the Chief of Police
Sergeant Rudy Perez
Adjutant to the Chief of Police
- Message from the Chief
Welcome to the Los Angles School Police Department’s (LASPD) website. We hope you find this site informative and useful. We are a progressive agency dedicated to serving the students, staff and families of LA Unified.
Our mission for the LASPD is to provide our schools, students, teachers, administrators, staff and the school community with safe learning and working environments. We are dedicated to providing facility and asset protection spanning over 710 square miles of the second largest school district in the nation.
Our goal is to build upon the accomplishments of our past, to incorporate the feedback from our stakeholders and to refine our department in a manner that will help us build stronger relationships and keep our schools safe.
During this challenging 2020 year, we will continue to serve with strong ethics and compassion. Additionally, we will continue to work closely with the numerous law enforcement organizations and municipalities located throughout the LAUSD’s sphere of operations.
The men and women of the Los Angeles School Police Department remain committed to making LA Unified a safe District for people of all ages to work, learn and reach thier individual potential.
We are proud to Serve Our future, Today,
Interim Chief of Police
Deputy Chief Timothy Anderson
Office of The Chief Of Police, Sergeants Professional Standards Unit
Deputy Chief Timothy J. Anderson is the Los Angeles School Police Department’s, Human Resources Representative, and is the Commanding Officer of LASPD Sergeants Professional Standards Unit.
Deputy Chief Anderson is a 25-year veteran of the LASPD and held a myriad of line-level, supervisory, and management positions over the course of his tenure with the agency, which has included: Interim Chief of Police and Commanding Officer of the Field Services Bureau with oversight of all field operations, spanning six geographic Divisions, with a daytime population of approximately one million, covering over 710 square miles.
Deputy Chief Anderson holds a Master of Science: Emergency Services Administration (CSULB), Awards/Recognitions: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Tau Theta Honors Societies. Bachelor of Science: Organizational Management (University of La Verne), Awards/ Recognitions: Magna Cum Laude, Alpha Chi Honors Society Dean’s List.
Timothy is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Center for Homeland Defense and Security/Naval Postgraduate School Executive Leaders Program, West Point Leadership Academy, FBI LEEDA – Command Institute, National Counter-terrorism Academy, CA POST Executive Development Course, and the International Counter-terrorism Course (Israel). Timothy has taught numerous courses and subjects within the law enforcement community at the local, state, and national level. Timothy teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Phoenix, College of Criminal Justice, spanning leadership, budget, interpersonal communications, criminal organizations, and counter-terrorism. Timothy has also received several professional awards to include the: Medal of Valor, Police Star for Bravery, Medal of Meritorious Service, Medal of Distinguished Service, Chief’s Citation for Excellence, Citation For Excellence, and twice awarded the Unit Citation.
Deputy Chief Christopher Stevens
Central Services Bureau
Deputy Chief Christopher Stevens joined the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) over 26 years ago and is currently assigned as the Commanding Officer for Central Services Bureau (CSB).
He has held a variety of ranks over the course of his tenure, including Police Officer, Detective, Sergeant, and Lieutenant. His ancillary duties included a trainer on the Department's Training Cadre for Immediate Action Rapid Deployment (IARD), Mobile Field Force, and Multi-Assault Counter Terrorism Attack Capabilities (MACTAC). He held the position of Team Commander on the Departments's Critical Response Team (CRT), and also was assigned as the Departments Range master and acted as the Officer in Charge of the Departments Firearms Training Unit. He Chaired the Departments Use of Force Review Committee, Awards Committee, and the Departments Policy and Procedures Committee.
he is a graduate of the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Program, FBI LEEDA, Command Leadership Institute, and USC Safe Communities Institute. He is an Advisory Board Member for LA's BEST, afterschool enrichment program.
Deputy Chief Aaron Pisarzewicz
Field Services Bureau
Deputy Chief Aaron Pisarzewicz was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin. Deputy Chief Pisarzewicz is also a graduate of the California Police Officer Standards and Training (POST)- Sherman Block Leadership Institute.
Deputy Chief Pisarzewicz became a member of the Los Angeles School Police Department in July 1997. He worked as a police officer in the Department's Central, West, and Operations Support Divisions before promoting to Sergeant in 2004. He worked as a Fields Sergeant in North West, East, and the Adminstrative Services Division as the Training Sergeant. Currently, Deputy Chief Pisarzewicz is assigned to the Office of the Chief of Police as the Commanding Officer of Community Relations, Strategic Planning, and the Department's Mental Health Evaluation and Case Management Teams focused on enhancing the Department and District's focus on intervention, prevention, and response strategies related to school safety. He is also an active member of several LAUSD, community, and police organizations dedicated to enhancing school safety for the students, staff, and greater LAUSD community.