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Brockway Jr.

Deputy Chief

Deputy Chief Billy Brockway Jr. is a native Angelino and currently resides in Northeast Area with his wife and three children. He graduated from Bellarmine-Jefferson High School and continued his higher education at the University of Southern California where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Planning and Development and a Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership from the Price School of Public Policy.




Captain III

Captain Hendley Hawkins was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, by his wonderful parents Hendley, Sr and Lucy Hawkins. Captain Hawkins graduated from Crenshaw High School in 1983, upon graduation from high school Captain Hawkins received a football scholarship from the University of Nebraska. Captain Hawkins was a three-year varsity letter winner and played in two Sugar Bowls and one Fiesta Bowl. Captain Hawkins was an eleventh-round draft choice of the Cleveland Browns, unfortunately, a leg injury terminated his professional football dreams.




Police Administrator

Joel Lopez was born in Mexico and raised in public housing in the rural community of Tulare, CA. He spent his early years in the fields of the San Joaquin Valley as an immigrant farm worker with his parents. Mr. Lopez's father was an organizer with Cesar Chavez in the United Farm Workers Movement which provided Mr. Lopez exposure to grassroots community organizing at a young age. Mr. Lopez earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1995.




Captain III

Captain Ryan Whiteman was born in Western Massachusetts and moved to Southern California while in elementary school. After graduating high school, Ryan joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1998. He was assigned to Hollenbeck Area after completing the Police Academy and was transferred to Southwest Area at the conclusion of his probationary period. While assigned to Southwest Area he worked various assignments including patrol, Special Problem Unit (SPU), Gang Enforcement Detail (GED), Field Training Officer (FTO), and Senior Lead Officer (SLO).


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