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Jim Beres

Civilian Services Administrator at the Laguna Beach Police Department


Jim Beres started his law enforcement career with the Orange Police Department as a Police Cadet in 1987, and promoted to Police Services Officer from 1989 to 1990. From 1990 to 1994 Jim worked for the City of Stanton as a Parking Enforcement Officer, also assisting with code enforcement. Jim started working for the City of El Monte in 1994 as a Code Enforcement Officer, and promoted to Senior Code Enforcement Officer, Code Enforcement Supervisor, and Neighborhood Services Manager with the El Monte Police Department. 

As the Neighborhood Services Manager he was responsible for managing code enforcement, parking enforcement, animal control, police permits, taxicab regulation and inspections, CPTED projects, and working with the problem oriented policing team to reduce crime and public nuisances. In 2010 Jim joined the Laguna Beach Police Department as the Civilian Services Administrator. Jim is responsible for managing the Civilian Services Division which includes parking enforcement, animal control, the animal shelter, beach patrol, the police traffic control aides and police cadets, and the police volunteer program. Jim also assists with various special projects and events that occur throughout the year, and is the Police Department’s staff liaison for the Parking, Traffic, and Circulation Committee. Jim was honored to be chosen by his fellow employees as the Civilian Employee of the Year in 2012.


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