In 1974, Sergeant Alfonso Richard Guerrero, LAPD
(ret.), entered the Los Angeles Police Academy. He graduated from California
University, Los Angeles with a degree in Political Science/Pre-law. Immediately after completing the police academy,
he was assigned to undercover narcotics as a street buyer. After a year working undercover, Guerrero was
assigned to the Public Disorder Intelligence Division and became a deep-cover
police agent infiltrating subversive organization which espoused the violent
overthrow of the United States Government.
Three years into his deep-cover assignment, Guerrero emerged
and was assigned to Wilshire Patrol Division.
After two years working patrol, he was selected for Metropolitan Division
where he spent the next sixteen years working crime suppression and was ultimately
selected for SWAT. Promoting to the rank
of Sergeant, he spent the balance of his twenty-seven-year career working
Rampart, 77th and Hollenbeck Areas.
Once he retired from the Los Angeles Police Department,
he became a senior special investigator with the California Horse Racing Board
regulating the racing industry and eventually appointed as a Special Agent with
the California Attorney General's Office investigating organized crime within
the state's Medicaid program. Lastly, he was appointed as a Parole Board
Commissioner with the Board of Parole Hearings where I chaired parole panels
that granted or denied parole to inmates throughout the state.
Sergeant Alfonso Richard Guerrero is the author of
Gun, No Badge: The Amazing Adventures of Matt Perez: From Deep-Cover Cop to
SWAT in 70s-90s L.A.