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Chief Sharon Papa, Hermosa Beach PD

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Our guest this morning is Chief Sharon Papa of the Hermosa Beach Police Dept.

Chief Papa has served in law enforcement for 34 years, working for the Santa Monica Police Department, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department and the LAPD, before being sworn in as the Chief of Police in Hermosa Beach on October 1st, 2013. 

She has overseen Patrol Operations, Detective Divisions, Specialized Enforcement Teams, Support Services Personnel, Jail Operations, Media and Community Relations, Human Resources and Budget and Finance.

Sharon has championed a wide variety of innovative programs such as the LAPD Military Liaison Program, which won national recognition and was presented with an award by President George W. Bush in the Oval Office of the White House. 

She also created the first Animal Cruelty Task Force in the country which investigates and prosecutes animal abuse cases in Los Angeles. 

Her team was featured on Animal Planet.

Chief Papa is a highly sought after public speaker and mentor. She routinely lectures at high schools, college campuses and universities.

She believes everyone has an obligation to share their knowledge and abilities and regularly meets with employees to provide feedback and guidance so they can attain their career goals. 

She is an active member of the Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County and has served as president on two occasions.


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