Lieutenant Hugo Perez is the Area Commander for all parts of the city east of Sepulveda Boulevard (East Command).
Lieutenant Hugo Perez has been with the Department for over 15 years and has worked for other small to medium sized police agencies in Southern California beginning in 1995, totaling 24 years in law enforcement. Past assignments with ESPD include Field Training Officer, Detective, and Patrol Sergeant. Lieutenant Perez oversees ESPD’s Drone Team and Range Staff, and is the Department’s Jail Manager and Field Training Program Coordinator. He holds an MBA degree from Loyola Marymount University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the USC Marshall School of Business. Lieutenant Perez is also a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.