Press Release



Neal B. Tyler, a 28-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, has been promoted to the rank of Chief by Sheriff Lee Baca, and assigned to Field Operations Region I. In this position he will oversee and inspect the operations of Altadena, Crescenta Valley, East Los Angeles, Lancaster, Malibu/Lost Hills, Palmdale, Santa Clarita Valley, and Temple Stations.

Chief Tyler was born in Gary, Indiana and joined the Sheriff's Department in 1975. As a deputy, he served at the Inmate Reception Center and Lennox Station. In 1981, he was promoted to Sergeant and held assignments at Men's Central Jail, Lennox Station, and Sheriff's Information Bureau. Following his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant in 1986, Chief Tyler took assignments at Lennox and Temple Stations, the Advanced Training Bureau, and the Professional Standards and Training Division. In 1995, following his promotion to Captain, Chief Tyler commanded the Advanced Training Bureau, Special Projects Unit and Temple Station. In 2001, he was promoted to Commander and assisted the Division Chief in overseeing Field Operations Region I.

Chief Tyler holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University-Los Angeles and a Master's Degree in Library Science from California State University-Fullerton. He also attended the University of Houston. He resides in Los Angeles County with his wife, Sue. His son Jim, 38, is an engineer. In his leisure time, Chief Tyler enjoys waterskiing, running, natural history and botany.



August 29, 2003