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- In 1992, he transferred to Lynwood Station and later to Century Station, where he worked as a patrol deputy, as well as a field training officer.
- In 2001, he promoted to Sergeant and was assigned to Lennox Station patrol and the Crime Impact Teams at both Lennox and Compton Stations.
- In 2006, Chief Vera was assigned to the Office of the Sheriff.
- In 2008, he was promoted to Lieutenant during which time he was assigned to Century Station as a watch commander and the Special Enforcement Bureau, as a Canine Services Lieutenant and a Special Weapons Team Commander.
- In 2013 he was promoted to Captain, during which time he served as unit commander of South Los Angeles Sheriff’sStation, Reserve Forces Bureau, and Communications/Fleet Management Bureau.
- In 2018, he was promoted to Commander at which time he assumed the Acting Chief position overseeing Central Patrol Division.
- In 2019, he was permanently promoted to the rank of Division Chief and remained at Central Patrol Division until transferred to his current assignment.
Throughout his career, Chief Vera has accumulated more than 100 different accolades, from various community organizations/leaders, elected officials, multiple Sheriffs, and peers recognizing his dedication to the citizens of Los Angeles County. The distinctions include three separate instances in which he went above and beyond the scope of his duties, and saved the life of a member of the community. These serve as a testament to his character, fortitude, and continued devotion to placing the community at the forefront of his work.