Alexander R. Yim, a 25-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, has been promoted to the rank of Chief by Sheriff Lee Baca, and assumed command of Correctional Services Division. The division is composed of the Inmate Reception Center, Medical Services Bureau, Transportation Bureau, Food Services Unit, and inmate support programs designed to address rehabilitative opportunities.
Chief Yim’s law enforcement career began in August of 1982 as an off-the-streeter working at the Personnel/Recruitment Unit. Upon graduating from the Training Academy in February 1983, he was assigned to the Hall of Justice Jail. He worked several patrol assignments at Carson Station, Industry Station, San Dimas Station, and Walnut Station. He then transferred to Narcotics Bureau as an investigator. Additionally, he worked in a supervisory capacity at the Hall of Justice Jail and Court Services Headquarters.
Chief Yim returned to Carson Station as a newly promoted Sergeant in March of 1992. In March of 1996, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and served as a Watch Commander at the Pitchess Detention Center-North Facility and the Walnut/Diamond Bar Station. Chief Yim attained the rank of Captain in April 2000 and remained at Walnut/ Diamond Bar Station serving as the Unit Commander. In April 2004, Chief Yim was promoted to Commander and was assigned to Correctional Services Division.
Chief Yim earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Studies from California State University, Long Beach. He has been married to his wife, Janis, for 32 years and has three children, Alyia, 30; Brent, 28; and Lindsay, 23. In his spare time, Chief Yim enjoys golfing, weight training and spending time with his wife and family, including his four beautiful grandchildren, Kailey June, Alexa Rose, Kira Rae and Jaiden Alexander.
SHB-XXA-08 X X X April , 2008