Chief of Staff
Commander Erik Herzog
Commander Herzog began his career with the Long Beach Police Department in 1990. He worked in all four patrol divisions, served as a Field Training Officer, and was later assigned as a detective with the Gang Enforcement Section.
Commander Herzog was promoted to Sergeant in 1997 and Lieutenant in 2016. He has served in various roles throughout his career including patrol, Field Training Program supervisor, Gang Enforcement, Office of the Chief of Police, Criminal Intelligence, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, Homicide, Patrol Watch Commander, and oversaw the Special Enforcement Section, which included SWAT, and the K-9 and Air Support Details.
Commander Herzog holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Education from California State University Long Beach, and an Associate of Arts Degree in Administration of Justice from Golden West College. He is also a graduate of the Public Safety Leadership Program: Safe Communities Initiatives from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.
Commander Herzog is a member of the California Homicide Investigators Association, National Fraternal Order of Police, Long Beach Police Officers Association, National Tactical Officers Association, and Airborne Law Enforcement Association.
Commander Herzog is currently assigned as the Chief of Staff to the Chief of Police