Chief of Police

Lt. Hernandez PhotoLieutenant Joe Hernandez has been appointed as Rosemead's Chief of Police to serve as the City's main point of contact with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. In this role, Lieutenant Hernandez will be an integral part of the City's Public Safety Department, where he will direct operations of law enforcement officers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and work closely with City staff to ensure the highest quality of life for the community.

The appointment of Lieutenant Hernandez as Rosemead's new Chief of Police upholds the Rosemead model of unity of command, which has led to a stronger partnership between the community and law enforcement, and has proved to be an effective means in combating criminal activity.

About Lieutenant Joe Hernandez

Lieutenant Hernandez has served with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for over twenty years. His LASD career began as a Deputy Sheriff at Century Regional Detention Facility and, after a couple of years, moved to Men's Central Jail to continue to serve as a Deputy Sheriff.    Lieutenant Hernandez was later assigned to the Pico Rivera Station, where he worked for almost ten years and served as a Deputy Sheriff, Senior Field Training Officer, and Detective Bureau.

In 2015, Lieutenant Hernandez promoted to Sergeant at the East Los Angeles Station, where he served as Field Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Watch Sergeant, and Watch Commander.  In 2016, he was assigned as Sergeant for the City of Commerce.  Lieutenant Hernandez's investigative and supervisory experience will be an incredible asset in his role as Chief of Police.

“I am very grateful and honored to have been selected as the Rosemead Chief of Police.  I vow to provide a safe City for all people, and I am committed to enhancing public safety through partnerships with our community members," Hernandez said.  "The Rosemead Team will continue to relentlessly fight crime while maintaining public confidence."

Lieutenant Hernandez holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Occupational Studies and Vocational Arts from California State University, Long Beach.

In his spare time,  Lieutenant Hernandez  enjoys being in the outdoors, off-roading, and fishing,