The city of La Canada Flintridge, along with the surrounding unincorporated areas of La Crescenta and Montrose, have selected Todd Deeds as the newest leader of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station (CVS).
Captain Todd Deeds began his law enforcement career in 1991 as a line deputy at the Inmate Reception Center. He also worked patrol at Crescenta Valley/Altadena Station, was a training officer at West Hollywood Station, part of the Crime Impact Team at Compton Station, and a staff instructor at Training Bureau.
Deeds was a patrol sergeant at Marina Del Rey Station and an Operations Sergeant at Personnel Administration before promoting to the rank of Lieutenant. He served Century Station as a watch commander and a service area lieutenant. He was also a team lieutenant at Special Victims Bureau and most recently worked in operations at East Los Angeles Station.
Throughout his career, Deeds has been involved in numerous community events, including Christmas toy giveaways, 5K run events, and several “Coffee with the Captain” and “Popsicles in the Park” events.
Deeds earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1990. He has been married for 26 years and has two adult daughters, aged 18 and 23. In his off-duty time, Deeds enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and reading.
Deeds is among the first few captains to be promoted under Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s new captain selection process, which involves a panel of city and county leadership and various community stakeholders. Once all finalists have been interviewed, the panel chair makes a recommendation to the Sheriff, who has the final consideration in appointing a captain.
Crescenta Valley Station is nested in the foothills north of Glendale and serves not only the surrounding communities, but also NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and much of the Angeles Forest, including Mount Wilson. The Montrose Search & Rescue team, a highly trained and non-profit volunteer service, works in partnership with the station to handle virtually any wilderness emergency 24 hours a day, making this station one of the busiest in the county.