Lieutenant James Chavez


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:

  • Patrol Officer
  • Field Training Officer
  • General Investigations Detective
  • Narcotics Detective

In 2018 he was promoted to Sergeant and supervised:

  • Patrol
  • Traffic

In 2021 he was promoted to Lieutenant, where he currently manages:

  • Patrol Watch Commander
  • Traffic Division
  • SGPD Explorer Program
  • Field Training Program
  • Special Events

Lieutenant Chavez obtained a Master’s degree in Business (MBV) from the University of Southern California.