Ralph Batres

A veteran law enforcement officer, Ralph Batres currently serves as robbery and gang detective with the municipality of El Monte, California. In this capacity, he assists in trials throughout Los Angeles County related to gang activities. In pursuing complex cases, Ralph Batres leverages bilingual fluency, as well of intimate knowledge of the culture of Hispanic gangs, in achieving positive results. He also acts as a media liaison and speaks frequently with members of the Spanish and English journalistic community.

Mr. Batres’s commitment to enhancing the safety of El Monte area residents extends to leading-edge methodologies such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). This innovative approach combines aspects of urban planning and urban design in creating an effective crime deterrent network. Ralph Batres also coordinates efforts with neighborhood apartment managers to ensure that buildings are up to code and compliant with regulations. Through Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment (SARA) techniques, he has made strides toward increased force efficiency and problem prevention capacities.

Ralph Batres’s accomplishments include recognition by the Automobile Club of Southern California for his success in apprehending individuals driving vehicles listed as stolen; the club conferred the 10851 VC Master Award on him, an honor recognized by the California Highway Patrol, for his achievements in this regard. Mr. Batres’s collaborative efforts with field-based parole agents in apprehending parolees-at-large earned him a California Department of Parole and Rehabilitation Services commendation. He is also a recipient of the Medal of Valor and the Purple Heart.

Ralph Batres’s favorite activities include spending quality time with his family and listening to music. He is a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department volunteer and has taken part in the annual Baker to Vegas Run, a 125-mile relay race event.