Press Release





Cecil W. Rhambo, Jr., a 24-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, has been promoted to the rank of Commander by Sheriff Lee Baca and assigned to Field Operations Region I, serving the northwest and northeast patrol areas of Los Angeles County.

Commander Rhambo joined the Department in 1981 and held various assignments including Men’s Central Jail, Biscailuz Center Jail, Carson and Marina del Rey Stations, and Narcotics Bureau. Upon being promoted to Sergeant in 1989, Commander Rhambo worked West Hollywood Station, Internal Affairs Bureau, Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau and also worked on loan with the California State Department of Insurance and the County Department of Health Services, Safety Police. His promotion to Lieutenant in 1996 took him to assignments at the Pitchess Detention Center-South Facility, Carson Station, Internal Affairs Bureau, and the Asian Crime Task Force. Upon his promotion to Captain in February 2001, he was assigned to command Compton Sheriff’s Station, and most recently assigned to the Operations Bureau, overseeing Crisis Negotiations, Countywide COPS, County Parking Enforcement, VIDA, Mental Evaluation Team, North Regional Apprehension and Surveillance Team, and the Community Impact Teams.

Commander Rhambo holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Humboldt State University and is in the process of completing his Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He currently resides in Compton and is married to Marygen. They have three children: Michael, 24, Rachel, 8, and Cecil III, 5. In his spare time Commander Rhambo enjoys golfing, running, weight training and traveling.

April 15, 2005