Department Reserve Coordinator’s Message

Dear, Reserve Officers. I am writing to inform you of the bittersweet news that I have been promoted to deputy chief and will be the new commanding officer of the Community Safety Partnership Bureau. I’ve greatly enjoyed the privilege of working hand in hand with all of the incredible men and women who make up the esteemed members of the Los Angeles Police Department Reserve Corps. Your selfless sacrifice and consistent dedication to serving your Department and city made my journey as your reserve coordinator one I will cherish forever. Please know that even though I will be in a new role, my heart will always have a special place for each of you. I hope our paths cross again, and I look forward to staying connected.

Thankfully, I am pleased to introduce your new reserve coordinator, Commander Gisselle Espinoza. Commander Espinoza is an incredible leader and longtime friend who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. She began her career with the Department by proudly serving as a member of the Reserve Corps before becoming a full-time officer with the Department in 1994. Commander Espinoza is beyond excited to have the opportunity to serve as your reserve coordinator and looks forward to building and developing relationships with all of you.

The philosophy of always having an open door is one that Commander Espinoza and I share. Please keep the lines of communication open and share any ideas that can strengthen our partnership and better serve the citizens of Los Angeles. Your input is always valued, so please get in touch with Commander Espinoza directly at, or contact her staff at (213) 484-6633 or with any questions or suggestions.

I want to express my deepest gratitude for the support, kindness and camaraderie I’ve received from all of you. You have made my time here unforgettable, and for that, I will always be thankful.