BERNICE ABRAM PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN
Bernice Abram, a 22-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, has been promoted to the rank of Captain by Sheriff Lee Baca and assigned to Carson Station. In this new position she will oversee the operations of the Field Operations Region II patrol station that serves the city of Carson and the unincorporated areas of Torrance and East Rancho Dominguez.
Captain Abram’s career with the Sheriff's Department began in 1987. After graduating from the Training Academy as a Deputy Sheriff, she held assignments at Sybil Brand Institute for Women, Walnut/San Dimas Station, Mandated Training Unit, Field Operations Support Services, Advanced Training Bureau, and Special Victims Bureau (formerly known as Family Crimes Bureau). Upon being promoted to Sergeant in 1999, Captain Abram remained at Special Victims Bureau until 2000, then moved on to assignments at Compton Station, Office of Homeland Security and Recruitment. When she was promoted to Lieutenant in 2006, she worked at the Inmate Reception Center and Century and Carson Stations.
Captain Abram received an Associates Degree in Sociology from Southwest College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management from the University of Phoenix, and Master of Science Degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach.
Captain Abram was recognized by the Anti-Defamation League, which bestowed upon her their Sherwood Prize, as 1998's “Woman of the Year” for combating hate in the Fifth District of Los Angeles County.
Captain Abram recognizes her relationship with her spiritual advisor, Rabbi Dennis Brown of the Ness Counseling Center, as one of her most valued.
Captain Abram resides in Glendora with her husband of 21 years, Wil Abram. Captain Abram is the proud aunt of 14 nephews and nieces.
Outside of work, Captain Abram graciously gives her time acting as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and intimate partner abuse. In her spare time, she enjoys interior decorating, sewing, playing “Scrabble,” and going to the movies. Her favorite inspirational quote is, “Nothing beats a failure but a try!”
SHB-53A-09 X X X May 5, 2009