Altadena Sheriff Captain John Benedict Leaving for New Assignment

Captain Christopher Reed will assume command.

Captain John Benedict
Captain John Benedict
Altadena Sheriff's Station will be changing captains effective Sunday, June 22. Captain John Benedict, who has been the station commander since April 1, 2012 will be transferring to the Twin Towers Correctional Facility as the new commander. 

Twin Towers Correctional Facility, built on 10 acres of land with buildings that contain just under 1.5 million square feet, consists of two jail towers, a medical services building, and the offsite Los Angeles County Medical Center Jail Ward. It is considered the worlds largest jail. Captain Benedict will oversee a staff of over 850 Sheriff's personnel. 

Captain Christopher Reed, a 27 year veteran of the Sheriff's Department will be leaving the Civil Management Unit, Court Services Division which is responsible for all civil law enforcement operations throughout the County, including serving legal process and performing court ordered evictions and seizures. 

Captain Reed began his career with the Sheriff’s Department in 1987 as a professional staff member assigned to Temple Station. After graduating from the Sheriff’s Training Academy as a Deputy Sheriff in 1989, he was assigned to the Pitchess Detention Center, Ranch Facility and Temple Station. Captain Reed was promoted to Sergeant in 2000, and was assigned to the Crescenta Valley Station. After being promoted to Lieutenant in 2004, Captain Reed was assigned to Pico Rivera Station, Court Services Central Bureau, Court Services West Bureau, and the Civil Management Unit. 

Captain Reed will be introduced to the community by Captain Benedict at the up coming Altadena Town Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014, at7:00PM, at the Altadena Community Center.

—Altadena Sheriff's Station

Linda R June 17, 2014 at 07:58 PM
Seems like Altadena is a stopover on a rung up the ladder. In and out. We need some stability with the sheriff in our community.
Stacey June 18, 2014 at 09:51 PM
It is not a stopover. The Sheriffs Department puts the right people in the right position. The Captain has been there for two years and is now needed where the department needs help. Change is always good and everybody has a right to do other things. Altadena is a great place and will continue to be. It's not a "rung up the ladder". Appreciate what people do for your community and don't look for negatives.


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