Deputy Sheriff | GWII Veteran | Educator | CEO | Humanitarian | Doctoral Candidate
I am a 17 year veteran of law enforcement, 8 year member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and I proudly serve the City of West Hollywood. I completed my Executive Master of Leadership at the University of Southern California (USC) and I hold a certificate in public management from the USC Price School of Public Policy. Additionally, I have served as an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Phoenix.
Prior to becoming a law enforcement officer, I served 8 years in the United States Navy as an Air Traffic Controller, achieving the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class. I played an active role in advocating for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) and with its passage, I am currently a Staff Sergeant in the California State Military Reserves (CSMR) and I'm in the process of gaining a direct commission as an Intelligence Officer in the Unites States Navy Reserves.
Family and home have always been the most important things to me. After 21 years of dedicated public service, I am bringing my passion, experience and leadership to the table with a committed focus to work with leaders, community members and our business community to enact common sense solutions to law enforcement issues that face our nation.
My top priorities are public safety and implementing comprehensive strategies/policies to address the needs of our communities. The key issues I am focused on include: creating a greater sense of community and transparency through civic engagement and ensuring Government accountability. Additionally, I support strategies to address affordable housing options, social services and homelessness- especially for vulnerable groups including seniors, LGBT youth and veterans.
As I offer my leadership, service and skills to build a safer, more vibrant and exciting community, I hope to inspire and enlist your help. I look forward to listening to your ideas and working with you to keep our Nation moving forward!
Thank you for letting me be of service.
Christopher T. Landavazo, EML