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DEAR VOTER

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website to learn more about my candidacy for Sheriff of Los Angeles County.

 

I have worked for the Sheriff’s Department for 35 years, rising up the old fashioned way through hard work, in a male dominated profession.  Over my career, I have seen the greater good of the Department and also the failures of the Department.  

 

My plan is to both reform and modernize the Department and bring a high standard of policing to the people of Los Angeles County, while not failing you who call on us in a time of need.

 

I have a plan to take on the increases in crime head on by creating multiple task forces and implementing better allocations of staff resources through better tracking of crime increases and trends. 

 

Unlike the current Sheriff, I will open the books to show the need to increase the hiring of qualified individuals to join the Sheriff’s Department to help make our communities safer.

 

I am committed to reforming the Sheriff’s Department inside and out, through new leadership and surrounding myself with a team that wants to put an end to scandal and embarrassment.   I will surround myself with a command staff that is committed to rebuilding our image and hiring a staff that reflects the diversity of Los Angeles.  

 

Under my command we will be known for Community Policing, not Deputy Gangs! I will rebuild negative history patrol stations and create environmentally and community friendly stations with athletic fields, a community center, exercise equipment and walking/running tracks. These locations will offer after school programs and we will partner with anyone who wants to help bring communities together. These stations will become a model for community partnerships.

 

We must rebuild our jails and convert existing County facilities into Mental Health and Drug/Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers. These facilities can be used to help treat the Homeless and others who suffer from these types of  illnesses. These facilities will become models for humane treatment and make our streets and communities safer.

 

I will rebuild the relationship and work with the County Board of Supervisors. I will work with and will testify before the Civilian Oversight Commission to bring transparency and positive change to the Department.

 

The solutions to fixing the Department must come from within.  Unlike the current Sheriff, I will not blame others and will do my job by leading by example.  I will not fail you if given the responsibility to build a better Sheriff’s Department.  

 

I would be honored with your vote.

- Britta Steinbrenner

Experience you can trust.

Captain Britta Steinbrenner is a 35-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  She most recently retired to focus full time to be a candidate for Los Angeles County Sheriff.  She retired in March of 2022 as Captain of the County Services Bureau (CSB).  Her responsibilities were to oversee a 450 person staff who provide building security and law enforcement services for six county hospitals, 85 libraries and 320 county buildings with oversight of a $130 million dollar contract and 2 private security guard contracts and the 700 guards who augment those security services.

 

Captain Steinbrenner’s career with the Sheriff’s Department began in 1986. After graduating from the Sheriff’s Training Academy as a Deputy Sheriff in 1987 , she was assigned to Sybil Brand Institute for Women and worked Patrol in Crescenta Valley, Altadena and West Hollywood Sheriff’s Stations.

She worked many Special Assignments including: Sheriff’s Information Bureau and the International Liaison Unit. She has worked in the Risk Management Bureau, Emergency Operations Bureau and the Homeland Security Division. Her career rise from Patrol Deputy, to sergeant, lieutenant, and Captain came from hard work. She has no family members who serve or have served in the department.

She helped establish the Community Partnerships Bureau which placed all of the Department’s community-based policing and customer service-based units under one command. Most recently she served as Incident Commander of over 200 Deputies during both the Black Lives Matter and George Floyd protests.  During the civil unrest that occurred in the Downtown Los Angeles Civic Center there were no arrests, no damage, no force and no deployment of less lethal weaponry during the critical two month of activation in this troubled time. 

In addition she oversaw the Department‘s Operations Center to address the Coronavirus pandemic and was assigned there for 8 months while still commanding her bureau (CSB). She along with her team wrote the playbook to handle this global pandemic while working together with other law enforcement agencies, Fire Departments, Medical Administrators social services and county departments.

The depth of her work experience has allowed her to understand the complexities of building a strong leadership team that supports the overall vision of an organization, the need for uniformity in public responses and the necessity of treating everyone, regardless of status, with respect. 

She  will honor the badge through hard work, compassion, leading by example and work to change the culture of the Sheriff’s Department.

She has developed a 16 point strategic plan which details what she will accomplish during her first four years in office. She is committed to true Public Service.

 

Captain Steinbrenner holds a Master of Business Administration Degree and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration/Management both received from the University of La Verne, along with an Associate of Arts Degree from Santa Monica City College. She earned her degrees while raising 2 daughters and 2 sons - One daughter is a retired Lieutenant (US Navy), her second daughter is a registered Nurse, she has a son who is a Captain in the Marines and her youngest son is currently applying to medical school.

 

As the first female candidate running for the office in the history of the Department, she hopes to bring a new and fresh  perspective and change the culture of the Sheriff's Department.  She is a results oriented leader who believes the Department needs new leadership and will create a Department known for Community Policing, not Deputy Gangs. Captain Steinbrenner is a lifelong resident of Los Angeles County and believes in the diversity of Los Angeles and the possibilities it brings.

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