Mission Statement

The Members of the El Monte Police Department are committed to improving the quality of life in the City of El Monte. We will strive to provide a safe environment and promote security. This will be done in partnership with the community utilizing courtesy and respect.

Acting chief's biography

El Monte Police Captain Ben Lowry is the current Acting Chief of Police.  Lowry is a 21-year law enforcement veteran who started his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 2000. He began his tenure with the El Monte Police Department in 2002.

In 2013, Lowry started with command responsibilities as a lieutenant and has since managed the Field Services Division, Administrative Services Division, Patrol Division, Traffic Safety Bureau, Community Relations Office, School Resource Officer program, Detective Bureau, Gang and Narcotics Unit, SWAT, Volunteer Programs, Parking Enforcement, Community Events, and the Records Bureau.

Acting Chief Lowry possess two associates degrees from Rio Hondo College, a Bachelor of Science Degree from Union Institute & University, and a Master’s Degree from Woodbury University.  He recently graduated from the prestigious California P.O.S.T. Command College Program, “…a 14-month program designed to prepare law enforcement leaders of today for the challenges of the future.”

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