Meet the Professional Standards Unit

Lieutenant Mel Ruiz

Lt. Mel Ruiz began his career at the La Habra Police Department in 1985 as a Police Cadet. In 1987, he was hired as a full-time Police Officer.

Throughout his career, Lt. Ruiz has served as a Youth Services Officer, a Detective in the Gang Violence Suppression Unit, and General Investigations Supervisor. 

Lt. Ruiz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Studies from California State University, Long Beach.


LT. RUIZ

Corporal Paul McPhillips

Cpl. Paul McPhillips began his career at the La Habra Police Department in 1994 as a Lateral Police Officer.

Throughout his career, Cpl. McPhillips has served as a School Resource Officer, Field Training Officer, and General Investigations Detective Corporal.

CPL. MCPHILLIPS