Chief of Police Darren Arakawa began his career in 1991 as a Reserve Officer and became a full sworn officer in 1992.
Captain Teeples joined the South Gate Police Department in 1993 as a reserve police officer, and became a full time police officer in 1995.
Captain Perez was hired as a Police Officer for the City of South Gate in 1995.
Sergio Camacho was hired by the South Gate Police Dept. in 2004 after five years of service with the Santa Ana Police Department.
Lieutenant Arana began his law enforcement career at the age of 15 at South Gate Police Department as a Police Explorer.
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.
Lieutenant Evelyn Garcia started her career with the City of South Gate at the age of 14 as a student worker. She became a Police Explorer at the age of 17 and later worked as a Community Service Officer and a Parking Enforcement Officer.
Lieutenant Chavez was hired as a Police Officer for the City of South Gate in 2004 after serving in the United States Marine Corps. As an officer, he served as:
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