Captain Sierra Brucia began his career with the Lodi Police Department in 1994 as an undercover narcotics officer assigned to a school buy program at a local high school. From there Captain Brucia held assignments in patrol, special investigations, and as a school resource officer. He was also a member of our S.W.A.T. team for 12 years and one of the department's Public Information Officers and Social Media coordinators
Sierra promoted to Corporal in 2007 where he was responsible for training new recruits. In 2011, Sierra was promoted to Sergeant assigned to patrol and later to our Special Investigations Unit. He promoted to Lieutenant in 2013 and oversaw the Technical Services Unit which is comprised of Dispatch, the Jail, Property, Records, and Animal Services.
In 2018 Sierra was promoted to Captain and took command of the Operations Division. Captain Brucia holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management from Saint Mary's College and a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from American Military University. He is a graduate of the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Program and the University of the Pacific's Eberhardt School of Business Management certificate program. Captain Brucia has received numerous awards and citations throughout his career, most specifically earning the department's Silver Star award in 2006. He is also a member of the Lodi Public Library Foundation's board of directors and an Adjunct Professor for Humphreys University.
The Operations Division consists of all uniform patrol services, including the Special Operations Division. In order to fully implement Community Oriented Policing services in an effort to improve the quality of life for all of our citizens, and ensure they feel safe and secure, the city has been divided into three Patrol Districts encompassing five patrol beats. Each patrol district has a commander, supervisors, and officers assigned to them. Their goal is to better communicate with the citizens within their respective districts and work with them to solve neighborhood problems, focus on problematic call locations, and to prevent and reduce crime.