Lieutenant Amador began his career with the South Gate Police Department as a Police Explorer at the age of 16. He was hired as a Police Officer for the City of South Gate in 2003. He worked as a Patrol Officer, Detective, and Field Training Officer before being promoted to Sergeant in 2014. As a Sergeant he worked in the patrol division and supervised the Narcotics and Special Problems Unit before being promoted to Lieutenant in 2019. Lieutenant Amador is currently assigned to the Patrol Division as a Watch Commander.