2020-2021 Board Members
Captain Marjory Jacobs, a 26-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, began her career with the Sheriff’s Department in 1996. After graduation from the Sheriff’s Training Academy, her assignments included Police Officer with the City of El Segundo Police Department (1991-1996), Pitchess Detention Center, Custody Support Services, and Palmdale Station. In December 2000, she promoted to sergeant and worked Custody, Patrol (West Hollywood, Altadena and Sheriff’s Communication Center.) In April 2008, she promoted to Lieutenant and worked Custody, Patrol (Crescenta Valley Station Watch Commander and Operations Lieutenant) and was temporarily assigned as the Division Chief’s Aide. In April 2018, Lieutenant Jacobs was assigned to the Pico Rivera Station, Operations. In July 2018, Lieutenant Jacobs became the Acting Captain for Pico Rivera Station. Captain Jacobs holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Studies from California State University of Long Beach. Captain Jacobs graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy on June 8, 2018. Captain Jacobs is a resident of the City of Downey and is married with two children. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, camping, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family.
Deputy Chief Cheryl Moody was born in Kansas City, Mo, but grew up in Long Beach, California. After High School, Cheryl served for 3 years in the U.S. Air Force as a reservist. Prior to joining the Pasadena Police Department as an officer in August 1992,Cheryl was a fingerprint classifier for Long Beach Police Department During her career with Pasadena PD, she has worked several assignments including; Patrol, Neighborhood Crime Task Force, Research & Development, Police Activities League, the Special Enforcement Section, (where she was the first female Sergeant to complete SWAT school), Detectives, Employment Services and Internal Affairs and prior to her promotion to Commander, served as the department’s SWAT Commander. Cheryl is one of the founding members of the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) which started in 2003. Cheryl is a former Region-6 Vice President, which covers six western states, and she was also a member of the NOBLE Executive Board. She is currently the President of Women’s Leaders in Law Enforcement for Los Angeles County (term ends in March 2021). Cheryl obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree from California State University Long Beach in Emergency Management, and her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University. On February 3, 2020, Cheryl was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief with the Pasadena Police Department. She is the first female in the 130 year history of the department to be promoted to this rank. Cheryl is the proud mother of two adult sons.
Patricia Tachias began her career in law enforcement in 2006 as a Public Safety Dispatcher with the West Covina Police Department and was promoted to Communications Supervisor in October of 2014. In 2016, she was hired by the Covina Police Department as the Communications Supervisor.In 2015 Patricia earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology from Arizona State University (Arizona State University) and in 2020, earned a Masters of Public Safety Leadership and Administration also from ASU. Patricia has been married to her husband Brad for two years and they have a three-year-old daughter Antonia. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with my family and traveling.
Jennifer Brutus has been working for the City of Arcadia for approximately 10 years. She is currently a Senior Management Analyst for the Arcadia Police Department where she provides administrative and analytical support in the areas of the budget, procurement and contracts, public safety grants, and project management, in addition to conducting research for police projects. Previously, she worked as an Administrative Assistant for APD’s Detective Bureau, an Analyst for Metro (Human Resources and Human Services Departments), and has performed volunteer work for the City of Upland’s Community Services Department. In 2016, she graduated from the University of La Verne with a Doctorate degree in Public Administration (D.P.A.). Dr. Brutus’ dissertation titled “Fiscal Sustainability in Suburban Cities: A Comparative Case Study of Fiscal Health and Civic Engagement in Southern California” calls attention to financial health and civic engagement in local government and how two cities, the City of Upland and the City of Claremont, continued the provision of goods and services to their communities after the Great Recession. Very similar to how the COVID-19 pandemic has placed great constraints on local governments, Jennifer analyzed the decision-making and actions taken by cities as they navigated unchartered waters. Jennifer’s primary areas of research have focused on local government finances, fiscal sustainability, and public participation. Jennifer also received her M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of La Verne, a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Fine Arts from Cal State LA, and is two classes away from earning a Master’s degree in Accounting. Jennifer’s next personal goal is to take and pass the CPA exam. Jennifer loves spending time with her husband David, son Austin (5), and daughter Johnna (3). She enjoys cooking, arts and crafts, party planning, and listening to worship music.
Member at Large
Lieutenant Rebecca Rodriquez is a 20 year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. She has worked a variety of assignments and gained valuable experience at each position and rank. She is currently assigned as the Operations Lieutenant at Inmate Services Bureau located at the Sherman Block Building, in Monterey Park. Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton and her Masters of Science Degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach. She has been married for 9 years to her husband Troy, a Sergeant on the Sheriff’s Department and a 22 year veteran of the United States Marine Corp. Rebecca enjoys photography, cycling and has proudly ridden in the Police Unity Tour, to honor those who have died in the line of duty. She has enjoyed being a member of WLLE of LAC and looks forward to giving back by taking on a leadership role within the Los Angeles Chapter.
Member at Large
Monica is a 17 year dispatch veteran, starting her career with Monrovia Police Department in 2002 as a police dispatcher where she learned the in’s and out of dispatching as a solo dispatcher. In 2006 Monica lateraled to Glendora Police Department where she honed her skills as a police dispatcher for 11 years. While employed with Glendora Police Department Monica served two terms on the negotiation board and also as the treasurer with Glendora Municipal Employees Association. Monica is a currently employed with Pasadena Police Department where she works as a Police Supervisor in the Communication Center. Monica holds an associates degree in Business Administration. In 2019 Monica obtained her ENP certification with the National Emergency Number Association. She is an active member with the San Gabriel Valley Peace Officers Association, National Emergency Number Association and Woman Leaders in Law Enforcement (WLLEofLAC). Monica has been married to her husband Jason for 22 years, they have one adult son Jake. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.
Member at Large
Hollie began her law enforcement career in 2015 as a Records Clerk with the La Verne Police Department. Prior to entering Law enforcement Hollie worked as an American Bar Association certified paralegal. In 2016 she promoted to the position of Community Services Officer at La Verne PD, and since has focused on organizing and hosting many community based events such as Open House, Every 15 Minutes, National Night Out, and Citizen’s Academy. She is solely responsible for the Department’s social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor, and Nixle. Since being voted a member-at-large she has also taken on WLLEofLAC’s social media presence. Hollie is currently enrolled in school working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She is the proud mom of two boys. Hollie and her fiancé,Gene, who also works for the City of La Verne, have been together for 14 years.