Ramon Batista selected to head the Santa Monica Police Department

October 14, 2021 9:22 am

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA. Today, City Manager David White announced the selection of Ramon Batista, Jr., a 35-year-old law enforcement officer, for the city of Santa Monica as Boss of Police. Chief Batista is from Mesa, Arizona’s third largest city, after Santa Monica. Where he served as police Boss. Prior to that, he had promoted 30 years in the Tucson Police Department, including two years as a assistant Boss of Police.

“Chief Batista is a full-time law enforcement officer who has built strong community relationships in both of the communities where he has served with excellence,” said City Manager David White. “We’re sure he will do the same here in Santa Monica, where strong relationships underpin the security, trust, and collaboration of the community.”

As Batista, head of the Mesa Police Department, oversaw a $ 188 million budget and 760 sworn and over 450 professional staff. During his tenure, Mesa’s Part 1 crimes were at an all-time low of 23 events per 1,000 residents. A proponent of 21NS Century Police Initiatives and resilience of the community, led Chief Batista the implementation of a mental Bless you Crisis emergency call redirection program in which suicide calls were made to the police addressed to crisis advisors. The ability to embed mental health technicians in the 911 call center is a milestone that law enforcement agencies across the country are looking to emulate. In addition, Chief Batista led the way in Strengthening Police-Community Relationships and Trust. He launched a strategic plan for the department that aims to improve diversity between ranks, concentrate on internally and externally Communication and de-escalation techniques This resulted in more secure collaboration between the community and officials.

“It is a enormously Honor to be elected the next Santa Monica City Police Chief and to lead the Santa Monica Police Department into the next era of public safety, ”said Chief Ramon Batista. “The Santa Monica Police Department has a history of honorable public service, collaboration, outreach, and community security. I look forward to Be part of the team and portion our residents next to them.”

Batista began his career in Tucson in 1986 and has held various roles there during his 31-year career from Stripline, Traffic department / solo engines, Training academy Commander, Director of the Public Information Office, Commander of the Patrol Division, Commander of the SWAT Division and Boss of Employee. He rose to the rank of captain in 2011 before You assistant Chief, first for the patrol office (2014 – 2016) followed by the investigation office (2016 – 2017) where he was in charge of all detectives and major criminal investigations, the crime lab, and the evidence part. Important services included identify Clever Enforcement strategies and a multidisciplinary approach that focuses on alternatives too Prison sentences for lower-level violations to relapses and the high Detention costs.

boss Batista is married, and he and his wife have two children and one grandchild. she Have fun To run, Hike, and all activities related to their family. Its start date is Monday, October 18, 2021 with an annual salary of $ 298,788.

boss Ramon Batista will be sworn in At Monday October 18thNS at 10 am The public can see live on Santa Monica CityTV Channel 16 or the city Youtube Channel: Police chief swearing in ceremony.


Media contact

Constance Farrell

Public Information Officer

[email protected]



Comments are closed.