Michael Parker, a 24-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, was recently promoted to the rank of Captain by Sheriff Lee Baca and assigned to the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau (SHB). SHB leads the Media and Marketing efforts of the Department and coordinates the 24-hour dissemination of news and information to the general public, news media, and members of the Department, as well as executive notifications. SHB is responsible for content on the Department Web site, www.lasd.org special events and International Liaison.
Captain Parker’s career with the Sheriff’s Department began in 1984. After graduating from the Sheriff’s Training Academy as a Deputy Sheriff, he worked at various assignments, including the Inmate Reception Center and Temple Station. Upon being promoted to Sergeant in 1992, Captain Parker worked at the North County Correctional Facility, West Hollywood Station, Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau, and as Custody Division Chief’s Aide. After being promoted to Lieutenant in 2000, Captain Parker was assigned to the Community Transition Unit, Transit Services Bureau, Internal Affairs Bureau and Education-Based Discipline Unit.
Captain Parker received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration/Finance from California State University, Northridge. He speaks Spanish and conversational French. He serves on the Los Angeles Sheriffs’ Museum Advisory Committee, is editor of the Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County (POALAC) Journal, and is Chairman of the Communications Committee of the California Peace Officers Association (CPOA).
Captain Parker is a lifelong resident of Los Angeles County as is his wife Rosana, who is a Deputy Attorney General. He has a daughter who is a nursing student and a son in high school. In his spare time, Captain Parker enjoys writing, training, personal fitness, traveling, and studying history and languages.