Karen Peterson

Police Executive Administrator
(626) 744-4523
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In 2020, the Police Department embark on a significant, department wide personnel reorganization and Police Chief John E. Perez created the Executive Administrator position on his Command Staff. The intent of the newly created position of Executive Administrator was to have a representative of the civilian ranks on his Command Staff, who could provide leadership to the different civilian employees within the Pasadena Police Department. Karen was chosen for this acting position in February 2020

Prior to being promoted to her current position, Karen was managing the Department’s Communication/Dispatch Center, where she began her career with the Police Department. As she promoted through the civilian ranks, she has held management positions in Records, Communications, Property and Evidence, Fleet and Technical Services.