Deputy Chief Robert G. Luna

Deputy Chief
Robert G. Luna

Deputy Chief Robert Luna manages the comprehensive daily operations of the Patrol Bureau, an executive position he has held since 2006. He joined the Long Beach Police Department in 1985 and has worked a variety of assignments during his 27-year career. His distinct work history includes a number of operational, investigatory, and administrative assignments, including Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), homicide, drug, and gang investigations, canine operations, and communications. As a police manager primarily charged with budgetary responsibility and oversight, he has developed and implemented a number of innovative fiscal disciplines that have realized significant cost savings.

Deputy Chief Luna's advanced education, including Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy training and Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Bachelor of Vocational Education (BVE) degrees from California State University, Long Beach, have enhanced the logic, perspective, and critical thinking skills required of contemporary police administrators. He is also a graduate of Harvard University's Senior Executives in State and Local Government program and the Delinquency Control Institute (DCI) at the University of Southern California. Deputy Chief Luna has extensive experience in disaster and emergency preparedness, terrorism considerations, critical incident management, and the development of effective problem solving strategies in accordance with proven Community Oriented Public Safety and Governance philosophies.

Deputy Chief Luna is immersed in the diverse ethnic, educational, recreational, and business communities that distinguish the City of Long Beach. He especially enjoys those opportunities where he is able to volunteer his services or mentor youth in the importance of education, a strong work ethic, and personal responsibility. His crime prevention and reduction ideas, coupled with his bilingual abilities and dedication to public service have given him the opportunity to effectively interact and participate with a uniquely engaged population. Deputy Chief Luna has been instrumental in helping to build and maintain productive and trustworthy relationships between the police department and the community it proudly serves. Renowned community groups, such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Community Hispanic Association, and the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) have formally recognized Deputy Chief Luna's accomplishments.