Edward C. Ramirez is the Captain of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood station. Captain Ramirez joined the ranks of the Sheriff’s Department in 1990 at Men’s Central Jail. He worked patrol at the Temple City, Crescenta Valley, and Altadena stations before transferring to the Sheriff’s Information Bureau and later to the Office of the Sheriff as part of the Sheriff’s security detail. Ramirez was Sergeant at Century Station and worked as a Chief’s Aide at the Correctional Services Division before promoting to Lieutenant at the Community Transition Unit.
Ramirez served as a Lieutenant at several other bureaus before transferring to the West Hollywood station in 2015. His three years of demonstrated leadership at the West Hollywood station and his rapport with the community made it clear he was the ideal candidate for the position at the West Hollywood station. Captain Ramirez is the second captain to be promoted under Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s new captain selection process, which involves a panel of city and county leadership as well as various community stakeholders in which the station is located.
Through his career, Captain Ramirez has also assisted in the creation and implementation of two bureaus: the Education Based Incarceration Bureau; and, Population Management Bureau; as well as being instrumental in the forming of the Community Re-entry and Resource Center at the Inmate Reception Center.
Captain Ramirez is also actively involved in the communities in which he’s lived and served, including serving as a Board member for two nonprofit organizations, the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena and Shelter Partnership, a homeless support organization.
Captain Ramirez has been married to his wife, Roseann, for more than three decades. They have three adult children and two grandchildren. He is currently completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership Studies through the University of Alabama’s online education program. In his off-duty time, Captain Ramirez enjoys spending time with his family, weight lifting, and as a native Southern Californian, is an avid Dodgers baseball fan.