Commander Ruby Flores
Commander Ruby Flores was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department in 1994 and has worked in three of the four geographic Bureaus of the City. Throughout her career she has worked as a Field Training Officer; Department Relations Liaison, Rampart Area Watch Commander, Commanding Officer of Hollenbeck Area, and Commanding Officer of Community Relationship Division. Flores also worked in the Office of the Chief of Staff and as an Aide for two Chiefs of Police.
Flores is currently the Commanding Officer of Training Group and oversees Training Division and In-Service Training Division. She is the Department Training Coordinator, Chair of the Tactics Training Review Committee, member of the Use of Force-Policies and Procedures Committee, and Co-Chair of the Use of Force Review Board and the Uniform and Equipment Committee.
Flores serves as the Vice President of the Los Angeles Women Police Officers and Associates, is a member of the Latin American Enforcement Association, the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association, the California Peace Officers’ Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, the current President of the Los Angeles Police Relief and Assistance Foundation and was newly appointed as the Racial Equity Officer for the Department.
Commander Flores earned a Bachelors and Masters at California State University, Long Beach.
As a collegiate athlete she earned numerous accolades for excellence and pitched a perfect softball game. Flores was recognized as the 1992 Western Region – Woman of the Year and 1992 All Big West Scholar Athlete of the Year. Flores is a life-long resident of Southern California and a mother of two adult children.