Robert Arcos was sworn in Monday as the head of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation, the county’s fourth largest law enforcement agency.
Arcos will lead nearly 300 sworn officers supporting the roughly 1,000 deputy district attorneys.
Arcos was an assistant chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and has more than 30 years of policing experience. He joined the department in 1988 and most recently served as director of LAPD’s Office of Operations.
“Bobby Arcos brings a depth of law enforcement experience and compassion to the District Attorney’s Office,” said District Attorney George Gascon, who administered the oath to Arcos.
“I am proud that Bobby has agreed to join my executive management team and will help me fulfill my promises to voters that we will protect our community by preventing crime, reducing recidivism and restoring victims. Together, with other members of the team, we will rely on data, science and research to guide this office into the future.”
Gascon described Arcos as a reform-minded leader who created lasting relationships with neighborhood advocates, nonprofit organizations, the business community and civic leaders.
Gascon’s executive management team also includes interim Chief Deputy District Attorney Joseph Iniguez, Chief of Staff Victoria Adams, Chief Administrative Officer Dorinne Jordan, Assistant District Attorney for Line Operations James Garrison, Special Advisors to the District Attorney Diana Teran, Alisa Blair and Alex Bastian and Community and Government Affairs Liaison Mario Trujillo.