Lieutenant Julie Rodriguez is a 26-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. Her leadership style is high energy and she has an infectious personality. She has a reputation as an innovative results-oriented leader, who has improved fiscal oversight, streamlined operations, and improved community-based services. Through her own failing forward journey, she discovered a process for helping others promote. For the past 18 years, she has paid it forward and helped thousands of employees achieve their own goals. Her experience as a patrol officer, field training officer, detective, sergeant, and lieutenant has provided her experience across all levels of the department. As a lieutenant, she was a patrol Watch Commander, and Gang Impact Team supervisor over gangs, narcotics, and vice. She was also the Adjutant to the Chief of Staff and is currently the Commanding Officer of West Valley Detectives.
During Covid, with the help of the Los Angeles Women Police Officers Association (LAWPOA) she conducted zoom sessions for all applicants. In total, she helped over 2,100 employees in the promotion process. Julie has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and will be obtaining a master’s degree from the University of San Diego in May 2023. She is a West Point Leadership graduate, holds certification in Exercising Leadership from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 280.
Additionally, she is the 1st Vice President of LAWPOA and a proud member of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the California Police Chiefs Women Leaders in Law Enforcement (WLLE). She speaks on a national level in support of the 30X30 initiative and ensuring women in law enforcement have a seat at the table.