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CECIL W. RHAMBO, JR., Assistant Sheriff - Countywide Services



Cecil W. Rhambo, Jr., a 31-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, was appointed to the rank of Assistant Sheriff by Sheriff Lee Baca in June of 2011 and will oversee the leadership of the Sheriff's Department's Divisions of Custody, Correctional, Court, Technical Services, and Leadership and Training.

Assistant Sheriff Rhambo joined the Department in 1981 and was assigned to Men's Central Jail, Biscailuz Center Jail, Carson and Marina del Rey Stations, and Narcotics Bureau. Upon being promoted to Sergeant in 1989, Assistant Sheriff Rhambo was assigned to West Hollywood Station, Internal Affairs Bureau, Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau and was also on loan to the California State Department of Insurance and the County Department of Health Services, Safety Police.

In 1996, Mr. Rhambo promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned to the Pitchess Detention Center, South Facility, Carson Station, Internal Affairs Bureau and Asian Crime Task Force.

Assistant Sheriff Rhambo was promoted to Captain in February 2001, and assigned to command Compton Station and then COPS Bureau, where he oversaw Crisis Negotiations, Countywide COPS, County Parking Enforcement, VIDA, Mental Evaluation Team, the North Regional Surveillance and Apprehension Team (NORSAT), and the Community Impact Team. In April 2005, Mr. Rhambo was promoted to Commander and assigned to Field Operations Region I, where he oversaw Budget, Personnel, and Lancaster and Palmdale Stations.

Mr. Rhambo was promoted to Chief in April of 2008 and assumed command of Field Operations Region II where he oversaw the operations of the Century, Carson, Compton, Lomita, Marina Del Rey, South Los Angeles and West Hollywood Stations, in addition to the Community College Bureau, Parks Bureau, Community/Law Enforcement Partnership Program (CLEPP), Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Bureau and the Operation Safe Streets Bureau.

As one of two Department Assistant Sheriffs, he will command the nation's largest County Jail and Court Services systems. With a daily inmate population capacity of nearly 20,000 inmates and court security for nearly 600 courtrooms across the county, the complexity of his new command brings a new chapter in his career.

Assistant Sheriff Rhambo holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Humboldt State University and a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University.








Cecil W. Rhambo, Jr., Assistant Sheriff


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