Directors

Cesar Romero

President

Deputy Cesar Romero is a 29-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He is currently assigned to the Success Through Awareness and Resistance (STAR) Unit. The STAR Unit Department collaborates with educators, parents, students and the community to provide drug, gang and violence prevention education to students throughout the Los Angeles County.

Deputy Romero’s career with the Sheriff’s Department began in 1990, as an Intern assigned to the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station. He graduated from the Sheriff’s Academy in 1992 and was assigned to the Wayside Honor Rancho, North Facility, and Men’s Central Jail.  In 1996, Deputy Romero was assigned East Los Angeles Station, working patrol, the VIDA Program and Community Relations.

Daniel Vargas

Vice-President

Deputy Daniel Vargas is a 26-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and has been a LASPA member since its inception. Straight out of the academy, he was assigned to Men’s Central Jail and then East Los Angeles Station In 1999. While at East Los Angeles Station, Deputy Vargas worked patrol and then alongside Deputy Cesar Romero in the Vida Program and Community Relations. In this capacity, they had the opportunity to work with the East Los Angeles community, which included surrounding schools, churches, the Boys and Girls Club and the City of Commerce. 

Deputy Vargas is currently assigned to the Star Unit where he enjoys educating children, parents and school administrators about gang violence and drug awareness. 

Mario Salazar

Secretary

Sheriff’s Security Officer Mario Salazar is a 19-year veteran of the the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He has been assigned to Court Services Bureau and Community College Bureau.  He has been a LASPA member since 2005.

Officer Salazar is currently assigned to the Lancaster Station Schools Unit at Antelope Valley College where he is the Senior Cadet Coordinator for the Cadet Program.  In this capacity, he trains newly-assigned Sheriff’s Security Officers and hires, mentors and trains student workers assigned to the Cadet Program.  The program is very successful and most of the student workers assigned to the Cadet Program go on to become deputy sheriffs, custody assistants and sheriff’s security officers. 

 

Daniel Eifert

Treasurer

Deputy Daniel Eifert joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 2001. He has been a LASPA member since 2010. Soon after graduating from the academy, Deputy Eifert was assigned to the Twin Towers Correctional Facility.  He transferred to patrol in 2003 and was assigned to the Transportation Services Bureau. 

He  is currently assigned to the Metrolink Bureau.

Gustavo Arida

Director

Deputy Gustavo Arida is a 20-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.   After graduating from the academy, Deputy Arida was assigned to custody at the North County Correctional Facility.  He then worked assignments at Compton Station and Transportation Services Bureau in Downtown Los Angeles.

Presently, Deputy Arida is assigned to the COPS Bureau, working a specialized South Los Angeles team.

Victor Palacios

Director

Sergeant Victor Palacios is a 24-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. After graduating from the academy, he was assigned to Men’s Central Jail.  He went on to work Norwalk Station, where he was a field training officer, Transit Services Bureau, where he was a Motorcycle Officer under the Homeland Security Unit, and East Los Angeles Station.  In 2016, Sergeant Palacios was promoted to Sergeant and is currently assigned to Men’s Central Jail. 

“I decided to become a Director because of my past experiences with LASPA. When I was first asked to become a member, I felt like I had nothing to worry about.  On one occasion, it was necessary for me to obtain representation.  I contacted the LASPA office and was assured that an attorney would be there promptly; he was there just 30-minutes later.  Another time LASPA came through for me was when I was asked to attend the Police Unity Tour. I asked LASPA if they could help me with this work-related trip, and with no hesitation, I was given a check to help with my expenses.”

Del Moore

Director

Sergeant Del Moore is a 26-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and has been a member of LASPA since 2003. After graduating from the academy, he was assigned to the North County Correctional Facility, and Men’s Central Jail.  Sergeant Moore was assigned to East Los Angeles Station as a patrol deputy, and was a bonus deputy at Transit Services Bureau where he supervised several Security Officers.  In 2014, he was promoted to Sergeant.  

He is currently assigned to Transit Services Bureau.   

Staff Members

Jessica Higareda-Miranda

Administrative Manager

jmiranda@laspa.org

Staff is available after hours and weekends via phone or text
323-578-2359

Patricia Rivera

Sr. Administrative Assistant

privera@laspa.org

Staff is available after hours and weekends via phone or text
323-896-3060