PPSC Staff Profile
Det. Joseph E. Holmes
Joseph Holmes served with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department for 24 years (1973-2004). During his tenure with LASD, Joe served 12 years as a street gang investigator, where he investigated over 2,000 street gang cases.
Mr. Holmes served another 12 years as a homicide investigator. In that capacity, Joe was called upon to investigate over 30 officer-involved shooting cases. In total, Joe Holmes has been called to offer courtroom testimony in over 500 gang & homicide related cases.
Other Notable Law Enforcement
Expertise in street gang culture, behavioral patterns of street gangs and gang members, and the impact of these gangs on neighborhoods and communities
Compiled and published article regarding “Black” street gang culture for the “Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff’s.“
Trained and instructed for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department regarding street gang and homicide investigations
Member of the California Homicide Investigators Association
Voted Homicide Investigator of the year in California in “2001” by California Homicide Investigators Association
1972 - Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Rio Hondo College (Whittier, California)
1976 - Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University at Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California)
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