WILMINGTON, Calif. — March 2, 2011 — Officer Roberto Ramirez, a five-year veteran of the Los Angeles Port Police, has been named the Community Resource Officer for the Wilmington area. Fluent in Spanish, Officer Ramirez has Port Police experience in boat and auto patrol as well as with the bicycle detail and honor guard.

I spent the first months of my Port Police career working alongside the Community Resource Officer in Wilmington, so I know how important this position is,” said Officer Ramirez. “I’m looking forward to serving the Wilmington community and working with its residents, businesses and community organizations.”


A Long Beach native, Officer Ramirez is also active with the Port Police soccer and basketball teams.

Community Resource Officers provide a vital link between the community and the Port of Los Angeles by ensuring community problems are brought to the attention of appropriate agencies. Officers are responsible for helping to identify, reduce, eliminate and prevent problems that impact the community through proactive law enforcement.

In addition to Officer Ramirez, there are three other Port Police Community Resource Officers. Senior Lead Officer Alex Castillo covers Terminal Island and is also the lead Community Resource Officer. Officer Stacey Creech handles San Pedro and Officer Philip Heem is the Community Resource Officer for the Port Police Maritime Operations Division.

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves.  As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 billion in annual wages and tax revenues.  A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars.

The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port.  A brighter future.