Deputy Bob Garcia and Custody Assistant Manny Ramirez were recognized at a City Council meeting Tuesday night via a new Employee of the Month program begun by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s station.
Each month a designated committee made up of sworn and professional staff choose one sworn employee and one professional staff member.
Bob Garcia serves as the Training/Scheduling Deputy, arranging for sheriff’s staff by scheduling patrol deputies out in the field 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
Garcia has been with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for 15 years, and with the SCV Sheriff’s station since 2009. His wife works as a law enforcement technician ( dispatcher) for LASD.
“My job is challenging and it can be stressful at times but it gives me great satisfaction to know that I am able to help serve the community by making sure we have patrol deputies scheduled around the clock, ready and able to respond to calls at any given moment,” Garcia said.
He is even known to sometimes cover shifts himself if there is an unfilled vacancy. Garcia can be seen at the station at all hours.
Custody Assistant Manny Ramirez works as one of the station’s jailers dealing with inmates, arrestees, deputies, and professional staff.
Ramirez has been with LASD for 11 years.
Ramirez is “one of the hardest workers that he has come across during his time on with the department,” according to one of the deputies at the station. He is known by his colleagues for his calm, pleasant demeanor and professionalism.
“I do like my job,” Ramirez said. “It definitely makes me feel good to know I’m able to make a difference through my interactions with others.”
“And my co-workers at SCV Sheriff’s Station,” Ramirez added, “They are my second family, my law enforcement family. They are like brothers and sisters to me.”
Ramirez is not only a hard worker but also a positive role model for his three young sons.