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Deputy Chief Alex Avila       Commander Jeffrey Liberman     

   Image of Deputy Chief Alex Avila in uniform in front of an American flag          image of Commander Jeffrey Liberman in his uniform in front of an American Flag 

LBPD officers who were promoted

The Long Beach Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of several employees that took place at a ceremony held today at the Terrace Theater.

Command Staff level promotions included Commander Alex Avila who was promoted to Deputy Chief and will assume command of the Support Bureau. Lieutenant Jeffrey Liberman was promoted to Commander and will oversee the Security Services Division (see bios below).

All employees promoted at today’s ceremony are as follows:

Deputy Chief:
Commander Alexander Avila

Lieutenant Jeffrey Liberman

Sergeant Robert Woods
Sergeant Michael Richens
Sergeant Megan Zabel
Sergeant Lee Debrabander
Sergeant Chad Ellis
Sergeant Gerardo Prieto
Sergeant Anthony Lopez

Officer Eric Fritz
Officer Gerrit DeJongh
Officer Matthew Stolarski
Officer Conrad Penn
Officer Miguel Valenzuela
Officer Steven Costa
Officer Brian Nystedt
Officer Randall Beach
Officer Norma Carrillo
Officer Michael Hynes
Officer John McVay
Officer Ramiro Herrera
Officer Royce Wexler
Officer George Ayala
Officer Jeffrey Jacobs
Officer Derek Ernest
Officer Vincent Otto
Officer Rudy Garcia

Special Services Officer IV:
Michael Jbeili

Administrative Analyst III:
Jennifer Garcia
Cynthia Zarate

Administrative Analyst II:
Leslie Bruce

Clerk Supervisor:
Amanda Robinson

Customer Service Supervisor:
Joanne Maggio

Deputy Chief Alex Avila
Deputy Chief Avila, a 27-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department, began his career as a police officer in 1990, and promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1999, Lieutenant in 2006, and Commander in 2012.

Deputy Chief Avila has a diverse work history, which includes: Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Robbery Detective, Investigation Bureau Administrative Sergeant, Family Services Lieutenant, Port Police Division

Commander, Training and Communications Division Commander, and he most recently oversaw the Security

Services Division. Deputy Chief Avila holds the distinction of being the only person to be assigned to the department’s Gang Enforcement Section as a Detective, Sergeant, and Lieutenant.

Deputy Chief Avila holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Administration of Justice from Long Beach City College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Studies, and a Master of Science degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach. He is a graduate of University of Southern California Delinquency Control Institute, the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, the F.B.I. Executive Leadership Course, and the F.B.I. National Academy.

Deputy Chief Avila is the liaison to the Police Chief’s Latino Advisory Group. He is a member and past president of the Long Beach Command Officers Association, and a member of the Hispanic American Command Officers Association and the F.B.I. National Associates.

Commander Jeffrey Liberman
Commander Jeffrey Liberman began his career with the Long Beach Police Department in 1993, and promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2003 and to Lieutenant in 2008. He has worked a wide variety of assignments including: patrol, Special Enforcement Section, Violent Crimes and Robbery Details, Patrol Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant, Office of Counter Terrorism and Los Angeles Joint Regional Intelligence Center supervisor, Watch Commander, Port Police Lieutenant, West Division Liaison Lieutenant, and Long Beach City College Section Lieutenant. He is also a member of the City of Long Beach’s All Hazards Incident Management Team.

Commander Liberman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from California State University, Fresno, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University. He is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, Leadership Long Beach Executive Quick Start program, and a current member of Leadership Long Beach Institute’s Class of 2018.