James P. Harris

James P. Harris


Former Sheriff’s lieutenant

A lifelong resident of Los Angeles County, Mr. Harris spent 35 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department working in variety of assignments in custody, courts, patrol, and administration. He retired in 2010 at the rank of lieutenant. He was staff to the Sheriff’s Department’s original Executive Force Review Committee.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Los Angeles and an Executive Masters in Leadership degree with a Certificate in Public Management from the University of Southern California. He attended the 215th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, as well as the Leadership Development Program at Cornell University.

Appointed by Supervisor Knabe and re-appointed by Supervisor Hahn, Mr. Harris is an original member of the Civilian Oversight Commission and serves on 8 of its ad hoc committees.