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Administration Bureau Command Staff

Commander Chuck Elms

Division: Human Resources Division

  • Risk Management
  • Recruitment/Backgrounds

Phone: (714) 245-

Commander Elms is a 25-year veteran of the Santa Ana Police Department. He has worked assignments across all bureaus of the police department in line-level, supervisory, and management positions. Commander Elms currently oversees the Human Resources Division, which includes Risk Management and Recruitment/Backgrounds. Commander Elms holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership, and a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Commander Oscar Lizardi

Division: Training Division

  • SWAT Commander
  • Field Training Program
  • Centennial Training Center
  • Policy Project Manager

Phone Number: (714) 245-8280

Commander Oscar Lizardi is a 27-year law enforcement veteran, having served the last 25- years with the Santa Ana Police Department.  He previously held various leadership positions in the Patrol, Family Crimes Unit and Special Investigations, Crimes Against Persons, and Metropolitan Divisions.  Commander Lizardi currently serves as the Human Resources and Training Division Commander in the Administrative Bureau overseeing the Academy Tactical Officer Unit, Field Training Officer Program, Defensive Tactics Program, and Firearms Range Operations.  Additionally, Commander Lizardi has been a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team member for over 20 years and is currently assigned as the Assistant SWAT Commander; he holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.


Manager Susan Gorospe

Division: Budget Division

  • Budget / Fiscal / CDC
  • Facility Management

Phone Number: (714) 245-8677

Manager Susan Gorospe has served the City of Santa Ana for 23 years, with 9 of those years devoted to serving the Santa Ana Police Department in two distinct periods.  Before returning to the Department, she held leadership positions at the Community Development Agency as a Senior Management Analyst and Principal Management Analyst at City Hall.  In her current role, she oversees the Budget & Fiscal, Central Distribution Center, and Building & Facility operations.  Manager Gorospe holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Minor in Management.

Manager Jennifer Arellano

Division: Communications Division

  • Dispatch
  • Telephonic Reporting Unit

Phone Number: (714) 245-8650

Communications Manager Jennifer Arellano has been a Police Dispatcher for 20 years, having served the last 15 years with the Santa Ana Police Department. She previously held leadership positions including Communications Training Officer, Police Communications Supervisor, and Tactical Dispatcher for the SWAT Team. Additionally, Manager Arellano holds a Master’s degree in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership.

Manager Jessica Antes

Division: Records Division

  • Evidence
  • Public Records Requests

Phone Number: (714) 245-8620

Records Manager Jessica Antes began her career in Public Safety in 2005. She worked as a Police Dispatcher, Communications Training Officer, and Shift Supervisor for the City of Long Beach and as an Administrative Manager for the Redondo Beach Police Department.  Manager Antes joined the Santa Ana Police Department in 2022 and currently oversees the Records Division.  Additionally, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Sports Psychology.

Manager Boris Duran

Division: Information Services

Phone Number: (714) 245-8236

Police Systems Manager Boris Duran has been a member of the Santa Ana Police Department since 1992.  For the first 19 years of his career, he served as a Police Dispatcher and later a Lead Dispatcher.  He transitioned to overseeing the Department's technology in 2011.  Manager Duran holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems and is a graduate of the Los Angeles Police Department's Leadership Program.

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