Captain Robert Landeros grew up in the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Valley. Prior to joining the Azusa Police Department, Captain Landeros served in the United States Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Fort Lewis, Washington. His law enforcement career began when he enrolled as a pre-service cadet in class #169 at Rio Hondo College Police Academy in 2003. Captain Landeros also maintained his status as a military reservist after joining the Azusa Police Department.
Proud Military Service
Shortly after being hired as a police officer trainee, Captain Landeros graduated from the academy and went through the field training program as a police officer. He spent the early part of his career assigned to patrol division. He was also re-called to active duty in the United States Army and served a twelve month combat tour in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Captain Landeros was assigned as a staff sergeant (E-6) at Camp Echo in Al-Qadisiyah, Iraq where he participated in combat operations. Captain Landeros was awarded the combat action badge, The bronze star medal, and the Iraq campaign medal. Upon his return to service at the Azusa Police Department, he held numerous special assignments. He also worked his way up the ranks at the Azusa Police Department.
Captain Landeros' assignments and ranks have included, rifle / submachine gun instructor, handgun instructor, field training officer, DEA / HIDTA task force officer, crimes against persons detective, corporal, patrol sergeant, traffic sergeant, and patrol lieutenant. Captain Landeros is currently assigned as the operation's division captain.
Captain Landeros is a strong believer in continued education in both formal and informal settings. He holds an Associate of Science in Administration of Justice Degree from Rio Hondo College, a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration Degree from University of La Verne, a Master of Public Administration Degree from Anna Maria College, and a Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Studies Degree.