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Trina Bluff

3rd Vice President
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Sergeant Trina Bluff has been a member of the Los Angeles Police Department for over 28
years. During her tenure she has worked a variety of field assignments across three geographical
bureaus. She promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2009 and held assignments in patrol, and two
separate divisional vice units. In 2012, Sergeant Bluff was selected to Internal Affairs Division
where she was assigned to the Central Administrative Investigation Section, and Workplace
Investigation Section, where she gained a better understanding of the complaint and civil
litigation process. In 2015, Sergeant Bluff was selected as the first female sergeant in the LAPD
Bomb Squad, and then in 2021, she transitioned as the Officer-In-Charge of the Bomb Squad
where she now supervises a unit of twenty-four bomb technicians and supervisors. Sergeant
Bluff is a graduate of the Sherman Block Leadership Institute, the LAPD Leadership program,
and the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School. Sergeant Bluff received her bachelor’s degree in
Organizational Leadership from Union Institute & University, and a master's degree in Forensic
Sciences from Oklahoma State University. She is currently working towards obtaining her
Doctor of Forensic Sciences degree from Oklahoma State University. Sergeant Bluff is a Los
Angeles Police Protective League delegate, and a member of the department’s peer support
group. Sergeant Bluff is a part-time instructor at the Criminal Justice Training Center at Golden
West College where she teaches critical incidents and terrorism awareness. Sergeant Bluff has a
daughter who is a Santa Monica Police Officer, and a son who is a member of the United States
Air Force. In her free time, Sergeant Bluff loves to travel, and is an avid scuba diver. She resides
in Valencia, California.

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