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.