Louis Duran, a 29-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, was recently promoted to the rank of Captain by Sheriff Lee Baca and has assumed command of Aero Bureau.
Captain Duran began his law enforcement career in 1979 as a Reserve Police Officer with the Signal Hill Police Department. After joining the Sheriff’s Department and graduating from the Training Academy in 1980, he completed his custody time at the Men’s Central Jail. Captain Duran completed his patrol time at Lennox Station, having also worked on their Special Problems Team. Captain Duran went on to become a Detective at Major Crimes Bureau (known at that time as the Special Investigations Bureau) and Homicide Bureau. Upon being promoted to Sergeant in 1989, he worked at Walnut, East Los Angeles and Temple Stations, as well as Operation Safe Streets Bureau. Following his promotion to Lieutenant in 2003, Captain Duran took on assignments at the Inmate Reception Center, Norwalk Station and Aero Bureau.
Captain Duran studied Civil Engineering in 1975 at California State University, Long Beach. In 1987, he received an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts from Mount San Antonio College. In the same year, he graduated from the 151st Class of the National Academy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is currently pursuing his studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, majoring in Professional Aeronautics. In his spare time, Captain Duran attended flight school and earned Commercial Helicopter, Fixed-Wing and Instrument Ratings.
Captain Duran resides in Chino with his wife, Traci. He enjoys a variety of activities, such as flying, camping, golfing, cooking and traveling.
SHB-55A-09 X X X May 5, 2009