The Santa Clarita City Council recognized the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station’s two Employees of the Month, Deputy Bob Garcia and Custody Assistant Manny Ramirez, at the Council’s meeting Tuesday night.
Pictured above (from left): Councilman Bill Miranda; Councilwoman Marsha McLean; Deputy Bob Garcia; Mayor Cameron Smyth; Custody Assistant Manny Ramirez; Councilwoman Laurene Weste; and Councilman Bob Kellar.
The station recently started an Employee of the Month program where each month a designated committee made up of sworn and professional staff choose one sworn employee and one professional staff member.
Garcia is the SCV Sheriff Station’s Training/Scheduling Deputy. He arranges training for our staff and has the important job of scheduling patrol deputies out in the field 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
Garcia has been with the LASD for 15 years, and at the SCV Sheriff’s Station since 2009. His wife works as a law enforcement technician (dispatcher) for LASD.
“My job is challenging and it can be stressful at times but it gives me great satisfaction,” Garcia said, “to know that I am able to help serve the community by making sure we have patrol deputies scheduled around the clock, ready and able to respond to calls at any given moment.”
Garcia is known to sometimes even cover shifts himself if there is an unfilled vacancy. He can be seen at the station at all hours, and that is not an understatement.
Custody Assistant Manny Ramirez works as one of our station’s jailers. He deals with inmates, arrestees, deputies, and professional staff. He has been with LASD for 11 years.
One of the station’s detectives described Ramirez as “one of the hardest workers that he has come across during his time on with the department.” Ramirez is known for his calm, pleasant demeanor and professionalism.
“I do like my job,” Ramirez said. “It definitely makes me feel good to know I’m able to make a difference through my interactions with others. And my co-workers at SCV Sheriff’s Station — they are my second family, my law enforcement family. They are like brothers and sisters to me.”
Ramirez is not only a hard worker at the station but also a positive role model for his three young sons.