The Santa Cruz Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of Lieutenant Christian LeMoss.
Lieutenant LeMoss started his career as a Reserve Police Officer. He worked as a Reserve for three years before we finally picked him up off waivers and hired him as a full time Police Officer in 1994.
Christian didn't waste any time getting a broad range of experience. He has served in a number of roles throughout the department. Some of his highlights include work as a Field Training Officer responsible for training new police officers, Beat Coordinator managing long-term neighborhood issues and connecting resources, and the Downtown Unit working foot patrol with business owners and community members. Lieutenant LeMoss has also worked as a detective assigned to investigate homicide, sexual assault and domestic violence crimes.
Lieutenant LeMoss is a founding member of the Department’s Emergency Services Unit (ESU) tactical team. He has developed training and procedures to make the team tactically sound and safe during emergency operations.
Chief Vogel stated, “I am proud to promote Christian to the position of Lieutenant. He brings a synergy of solid tactical skills and management sense. He will be a vital part of moving the department forward to face the challenges ahead”.
Lieutenant LeMoss grew up in Santa Cruz County after his Jr. High years. He is a proud Aptos High Alumni and holds an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He lives in the Santa Cruz area with his wife and two children.
Lieutenant LeMoss' promotion fills one of two Lieutenant vacancies in the organization, created by retirements. His addition to the Operations Watch Commander team will bring significant relief and will be a welcome and needed addition.
Please join us in congratulating Lieutenant Christian LeMoss!