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LARRY L. WALDIE, UNDERSHERIFF

Larry L. Waldie, a 39-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, was appointed as Undersheriff by Sheriff Lee Baca in February 2005.

Mr. Waldie will assume the duties of the Sheriff in his absence.
As the chief assistant to the Sheriff, his executive responsibilities
include addressing legislative and operational concerns, and monitoring budgetary and personnel matters. He will oversee the daily activities of the Assistant Sheriffs, the Director of Administrative Services, the Director of Employee Support Services, the Advocacy Unit, Legal Advisor, and the Captain of Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

As the Undersheriff, one of his primary roles is to Chair the Department’s Executive Planning Council, a weekly strategy meeting attended by top-ranking department officials. As the EPC chairman his focus is to ensure that the Department’s core leaders work in good faith and cooperation to best serve our communities and the Department. Undersheriff Waldie held the rank of Assistant Sheriff prior to this appointment. He directed the daily operations of the Department’s three Field Operations and the Detective Division. His prior rank of Commander allowed him to oversee the operations of the Pitchess Detention Center jail complex and the Mira Loma Detention Center. He was responsible for five custody facilities, their support units and the interagency services contracted by the federal Office of Bureau of Immigration andCustoms Enforcement.

As a captain, Undersheriff Waldie held unit command positions
at Walnut/San Dimas Station, Narcotics Bureau and Mira Loma Detention Center. As a lieutenant he worked a variety of assignments, including the Planning and Research Unit within Custody Division, Field Operations Region III as a division aide, and Supervisor of the Crisis Negotiations Unit. Additionally, he was the Vice-Chairman of the Law Enforcement Training Sub-Committee for the 1984 Summer Olympics. Mr. Waldie takes pride in his service to community in his numerous ranks within the department.

As a resident of the City of Walnut, Waldie served as a former Councilman and Mayor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Don Bosco College, New Jersey, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of La Verne.
He is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy.Undersheriff Waldie and his wife, Charlotte have two adult children: Larry, 30, a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff, and Lorrie, 28, an artist.

In what spare time remains, Waldie enjoys golf and community-based activities.


Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff

Larry L. Waldie, Undersheriff