The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station introduces Lieutenant Chuck Becerra, one of the station’s Watch Commanders, in the following post:
Lieutenant Chuck Becerra has been with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for more than 27 years. Prior to his assignment at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, he worked at a variety of assignments including Century, Compton, East L.A., South L.A. and Men’s Central Jail.
Lt. Becerra said he was in college and planning on joining the military when he took the test to become a deputy.
“The next thing I knew is that I had a date to start the academy,” he said.
Law enforcement runs in his family. His mother Irma Becerra, retired as a LASD Captain from the Mira Loma Detention Center.
Becerra clearly has no regrets about his career path.
“I know as law enforcement that we make a difference. I know I have made a difference,” he said. “I’ll be able to look back and know that I have been positively impacted countless lives.”
In his spare time, Becerra enjoys playing the piano and he loves fishing, especially fishing in Alaska.