Press Release



Buddy Goldman, a 24-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, was promoted to the rank of Captain by Sheriff Lee Baca and has assumed command of West Hollywood Station. West Hollywood Station provides law enforcement services to the City of West Hollywood and the unincorporated areas of Universal City and the Federal Building enclave in West Los Angeles.

Captain Goldman was born in New York City and began his law enforcement career in 1982, when he joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. As a Deputy, he worked various assignments, including the Hall of Justice Jail, Crescenta Valley Station, Lennox Station, the Gang Enforcement Team and the Advanced Training Bureau. In 1992, he promoted to Sergeant and worked at the Pitchess Detention Center-Ranch Facility and West Hollywood Station before returning to the Training Bureau. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1999 and held assignments at the Mira Loma Detention Facility and West Hollywood Station, where he worked as a Watch Commander, Detective Lieutenant and Operations Lieutenant. In March 2005, he was assigned to the Executive Offices as the Executive Aide to Undersheriff Waldie.

Captain Goldman has attended East Los Angeles College, Pierce College and the California State University at Northridge.

Captain Goldman resides in Palmdale with his wife of 25 years, Linda. He has three children: Elizabeth, 31, an elementary school teacher; Lee, 20, a college student; and Monica, 16, a high school student. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, reading, traveling with his family and a variety of other sporting events.

October 2, 2006