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Lakewood Resident Honored to Lead Lakewood Station
Dan Holguin, a 25-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and a 21-year resident of Lakewood, has been promoted to captain and named the new commander of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station.
Captain Holguin started his station command Sunday, May 22, leading the over 200 uniformed and civilian personnel at the station who serve Lakewood and the cities of Artesia, Bellflower, Hawaiian Gardens and Paramount.
Captain Holguin has worked in a variety of field and department command positions in his career. His first field tour was in Lakewood, where he served for seven years as a Patrol Deputy, Special Assignment Officer, Field Training Officer and Detective.
He then promoted to Sergeant and did tours at the Carson Station and in the Professional Standards Division, where he worked in the Risk Management Bureau. After a promotion to Lieutenant, he returned to a field station as a Patrol Watch Commander and Service Area Lieutenant for the city of Lynwood. He then became the Acting Captain of the South Los Angeles Station and was then assigned to be the Division Chief’s Aide at the Central Patrol Division headquarters, before his recent promotion to Captain.
Captain Holguin attended this week’s Lakewood City Council meeting and told council members that “I am honored to be given this opportunity to lead the Lakewood Station. I am a resident of Lakewood, and I take this job personally. I am ready to work with residents and the city to create partnerships that provide quality service.”
“I’m very pleased that Captain Holguin will be leading our Sheriff’s Station,” said Mayor Steve Croft. “He has a very impressive resume, and it’s always a plus when a Lakewood resident becomes the commander of our station. When other Lakewood residents see Captain Holguin at a public event, I hope they will take a moment to wish him the very best in his new assignment.”
At this week’s council meeting, Lieutenant Juan Briseño was also honored for his service as Acting Captain of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station for the past several months after the retirement of Captain David Sprengel. The City Council presented Briseño with the council’s Award of Merit and noted their appreciation that he will remain at the station as the Operations Lieutenant.