John Perez

Chief of Police
Personnel Type

John Eduardo Perez was born in Los Angeles and has been with the Pasadena Police Department since 1985. He began as a Police Cadet and has worked various assignments throughout the organization to include Patrol, Community Relations, Internal Affairs, Special Enforcement Section, S.W.A.T., Special Investigations Unit, and the Counter Terrorism Unit. Prior to his appointment as the Interim Chief of Police, John served as a Police Commander and the Deputy Chief of Police between 2006-2016. John holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, a Master’s Degree in Behavior Science, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration. John serves on the executive board of the Patron’s Saints Foundation that provides grants to public charities that improve the health of individuals residing in the West San Gabriel Valley through health care programs.