Ronald W. Bergmann spent over 32 years with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). He retired as a Deputy Chief from the San Fernando Valley operations bureau. His command comprised six police stations, over 1700 personnel and a population of more than 1.5 million. During his tenure with the LAPD he held a number of sensitive assignments, including the Anti-Terrorist Division, the Olympic Security Planning Group, and others. Prior to his career in the LAPD, he was an officer in the United States Air Force.
In the four and a half years he was assigned to Valley Bureau he developed a number of new and innovative programs. He founded the San Fernando Valley Coalition on Gangs, which comprised public and private agencies with the goal of reducing gang violence. In 2003, the Coalition helped reduce gang homicides by over 40 percent. He also was instrumental in reducing the number of stolen vehicles by increased law enforcement use of technology and proven strategies. He redesigned the Code Three (red lights and siren) policy of the LAPD to reduce response time in the City of Los Angeles. He is knowledgeable in audits of police manager accountability. He has done special projects for legislative perusal and approval.
Mr. Bergmann was a member of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Councils at both the Western Region and at the national level. He has made presentations at national and local law enforcement related symposiums.
He holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University Of Illinois and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.