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RICHARD J. BARRANTES , CHIEF
Court Services Division

Richard J. Barrrantes, a 32-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, was recently promoted to the rank of Chief by Sheriff Lee Baca and assumed command of the Department's Court Services Division.

Chief Barrantes joined the Sheriff's Department in 1974, graduating from the Department's Training Academy as a Deputy Sheriff. As a Deputy Sheriff, Chief Barrantes served at the Men's Central Jail, Special Investigations Bureau, Lakewood Station and Data Systems Bureau. In 1985, he was promoted to Sergeant and took on assignments at Temple Station, Custody Division Headquarters, and Field Operations Region 1 Headquarters, where he served as the Chief's Aide. Following his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant in 1990, Chief Barrantes was assigned to the Inmate Reception Center and then Temple Station, where he served as the Operations Lieutenant and community liaison. In 1999, Chief Barrantes was promoted to Captain and became the Unit Commander at the Pitchess Detention Center - South Facility, the Inmate Reception Center, and finally the Medical Services Bureau. In 2003, he was promoted to Commander and oversaw the Inmate Reception Center, Medical Services Bureau and most recently was the Administrative Commander of the Court Services Division.

Chief Barrantes holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and has been a part-time professor at California State University, Los Angeles. He resides in Whittier with his wife, Nora, and daughter, Deanna, 26, who is a student and works full time.

Chief Barrantes is the President of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Athletic Association (LASAA), and has been member of the Department's soccer team and a participant in the Western States Police and Fire Games since 1978. He also enjoys playing racquetball, jogging, and analyzing possible investment opportunities in the stock market.


Chief Richard J. Barrantes

Richard J. Barrantes, Chief
Court Services Division