J. BARRANTES ,
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.