Chief of Police
Chief Nick Paz was sworn in as chief of police on December 19, 2016. Chief Paz began his career with the La Verne Police Department in 1983 as a volunteer police cadet. In 1984 he was hired as a volunteer reserve officer and a year later was hired as a full time police officer. Chief Paz has worked a variety of assignments within the department including SWAT commander for the regional SWAT team known as FSET. Chief Paz was promoted to captain in 2011 and after five years was appointed police chief by the La Verne City Council. Chief Paz holds a degree in Organizational Management from the University of La Verne and is a graduate of the FBI Academy in Quantico Virginia, Class 255. "As chief of police, I intend to continue the long tradition of providing top of the line service to the residents of La Verne and to continue to strengthen the bond between the police department and members of the community. La Verne has always been a desirable city to raise a family and it is largely due to the relationship between the community and its public safety employees."