Commander Ruby Flores was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department in 1994. Commander Flores has worked three of the four geographic Bureaus within this department. Commander Flores has risen through the ranks achieving the ranks of Police Officer III, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Commander.
Commander Flores has held the positions of Field Training Officer; Department Relations Liaison, Office of the Chief of Staff, Rampart Area Watch Commander, Commanding Officer of Hollenbeck Area, and Commanding Officer of Community Relationship Division, and as Aide for two Chiefs of Police.
In 2019, Commander Flores was the Commanding Officer of Training Group, where she oversaw Training Division and In-Service Training Division. She was the Department Training Coordinator, Chair of the Tactics Training Review Committee, member of the Use of Force-Policies and Procedures Committee, and Co-Chair of the Use of Force Review Board and the Uniform and Equipment Committee.
In December 2020, Commander Flores was named by Police Chief Michel Moore as the Department’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer.
Commander Flores serves as the President of the Los Angeles Women Police Officers and Associates, is a member of the Latin American Enforcement Association, the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association, the California Peace Officers' Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, the current President of the Los Angeles Police Relief and Assistance Foundation.
Commander Flores earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees at California State University Long Beach. Flores earned numerous accolades as a collegiate athlete for excellence and pitched a perfect softball game and was recognized as the 1992 Western Region - Woman of the Year and 1992 All Big West Scholar Athlete of the Year. Commander Flores is a life-long resident of Southern California and a mother of two adult children.