WEST HOLLYWOOD—Law enforcement veteran Holly M. Perez was appointed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as the new Captain of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station on Sunday, February 14.

According to a press release from the city of West Hollywood, Captain Perez has over 28 years of law enforcement experience. She previously held positions that included Operations Lieutenant, Service Area Lieutenant, and Recruit Training Staff Sergeant, and she is an International Defensive Tactics instructor. She has worked on assignments that include transit services, custody, and, until recently the parks bureau.

She spent two years specializing in surveillance and covert investigations, and also studied counter-terrorism at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Captain Perez graduated from USC’s Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE).

Captain Perez is a member of the Sheriff’s Department’s Incident Management Team and has worked with several communities with their Rape Awareness, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Anti-Gang programs. She is also a Cultural Diversity Instructor for the Sheriff’s Department.

Her appointment was made after a lengthy search and in consultation and collaboration with the city of West Hollywood Officials. Captain Perez has spent significant time meeting with West Hollywood Councilmembers and City Officials to get to know West Hollywood and the issues that impact the community.

For more information, please contact the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station at (310) 855-8850.