Jerry Harper, Undersheriff

Jerry Harper has served the law and justice professions with distinction for the past fifty years. He began his career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 1962 and served in a variety of operational, supervisory, management, and executive leadership roles. Because of his leadership ability, along with the strategic vision that he brought to the department, he was promoted through the ranks and eventually accepted an appointment to the serve as the Department’s second in command. From 1993 – 1999. Mr. Harper served as Undersheriff for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and oversaw all operational and administrative functions. After retiring from the LASD, he accepted an invitation to serve as the Chief Probation Officer for San Bernardino County, where he served from 2004 – 2009.


Justice Academy Journal Articles – Jerry Harper
Undersheriff of Los Angeles County

Rick Management and Public Safety Leadership – Jerry Harper

Leadership or Command Cycle – Jerry Harper

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