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Captain Mark Velezvelez

Captain Mark Velez was raised in the South Bay and graduated from Bishop Montgomery High School. After graduating high school, Mark was hired by the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department as a non-sworn Service Officer.

Throughout the years Mark has held the positions of Reserve Police Officer, Police Officer, Detective, Field Training Officer, and Sergeant. He is currently the Operations Division Captain, which is made up of the detective bureau, budgeting, and project management.

In his spare time, Mark likes to plan vacations with his wife Andrea, exercise, and read. Mark looks forward to working at the police department for many years to come.

Mark enjoys feedback from the community and can be reached at: mvelez@pvestates.org


Captain Velez commands the Operations Division, which oversees the following departments: