Lieutenant Manuel Arana

Lieutenant Manuel Arana

Lieutenant Manuel Arana began his law enforcement career at the age of 15 as a Police Explorer with the South Gate Police Department.

He became a Police Officer in 1997. As an officer he served as:

  • Crime Impact Team Officer
  • General Investigations Detective
  • Field Training Officer
  • Narcotics Detective
  • SWAT Officer
  • SANE Officer
  • Community Relations Officer

In 2011 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and supervised:

  • The Narcotics and Special Problems Unit
  • DEA Task Force
  • Community Relations Team

In 2017 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Arana had responsibilities which included:

  • SWAT Team
  • K9 Program
  • Range Program
  • Recruitment Team
  • Special Events

Lieutenant Arana currently has the responsibilities of:

  • General Investigations
  • Narcotics Investigations
  • Record Bureau

Lieutenant Arana obtained a Master's degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach.