Lee Baca

Sheriff Lee Baca Sheriff Lee Baca commands the largest Sheriff’s Department in the United States with a budget of 2.4 billion dollars. He leads nearly 18,000 budgeted sworn and professional staff. The Sheriff’s Department is the law enforcement services provider to 42 incorporated cities, 130 unincorporated communities, 10 community colleges, and over one million daily […]

Sheriff Lee Baca on ‘Friends of the Sheriff’

Re “‘Friends of the Sheriff,’” Dec. 19 This article makes a mountain out of a molehill. As The Times notes, the Sheriff’s Department watchdog in 2009 found no evidence that applicants hired through the “Friends of the Sheriff” program routinely received preferential treatment. Here’s what the Office of Independent Review (OIR) reported: “While ‘FOS’ stands […]