Captain Robert Lewis has been selected as the new Captain for the Santa Clarita Valley station, bringing 31 years of law enforcement experience with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to his new post.

“With 31 years of law enforcement experience and a passion for public safety -- especially here in our Valley, Captain Lewis will be a tremendous leader for the Santa Clarita Valley station,” said Supervisor Barger.  “I join with our partners at the City of Santa Clarita and the Sheriff’s Department, who share in our mutual efforts to enhance the public safety needs of our residents across the Valley, in welcoming Captain Lewis to his new post.  I look forward to working with him.”

Robert Lewis is replacing Sheriff’s Captain Roosevelt Johnson who was recently promoted to Commander. Johnson served as the Chief of Police for the Santa Clarita Valley Station since 2014.

“The City of Santa Clarita is thrilled to have someone of Captain Lewis’ experience, commitment and knowledge of our City in this role,” said City Manager Ken Striplin. “We look forward to working together and building upon the top-notch public safety services our community enjoys on a daily basis.”

Lewis began his law enforcement career right here in Santa Clarita as a Law Enforcement Intern. Since then his career has taken him throughout Los Angeles County, with stints in Malibu, West Hollywood and Altadena. He has also spent several years at the Santa Clarita Valley Station, which he will now oversee, most recently from 2007-2014. He has spent the last year as a Lieutenant at the Training Bureau, in the Advanced Officer Training Unit. Lewis has a Bachelors in Science, Vocational and Occupational Studies from California State University, Long Beach.

“I have always sought assignments, which would maximize my knowledge to benefit the community I serve, the Department, as well as further my own personal growth,” said Captain Lewis. “I am certain that the knowledge, skills and abilities I have gained will allow me to be an asset to the Santa Clarita community.”

Captain Lewis lives in the Santa Clarita Valley with his wife and three daughters.