Captain Steve DeSantis

Steve began his career in 1997 as a full-time police officer with the Fountain Valley Police Department.  He worked a variety of assignments, including Patrol, Field Training Officer, Gang and Narcotics Investigator, and SWAT team leader.  Steve was voted Officer of the Year in

Steve promoted to Police Sergeant in 2008 and has worked in Patrol and later as the Traffic Bureau Supervisor.

He promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2017 and was assigned to the Patrol Division. As a Patrol Watch Commander, he was responsible for Patrol Operations including, Police Canines, the Corporal Program, West County SWAT Commander, and the Homeless and Mental Illness Resource Program.  Steve promoted to Captain in 2018 where he supervised the Patrol Division, and now manages the Support Services Division.

Steve’s education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He also is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.

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