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James P. Harris

James P. Harris

Elected by
Retired Members

Term expires
12-31-20

Education Requirements
Met Requirements

Mr. Harris is the elected alternate retiree member of the Board of Retirement. This is Mr. Harris’ second time on the Board of Retirement, having served previously as the elected alternate safety member from 2008 until his retirement in April 2010. He served 35 years with the Sheriff’s Department in a variety of capacities, retiring as a lieutenant. It was as unit commander of the Sheriff’s Health and Safety Unit that he obtained his knowledge of return-to-work and workers’ compensation programs, and their interrelationship with disability retirement issues.

His notable accomplishments include:

  • Board member, Retired Employees of Los Angeles County
  • Former president, Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs
  • Executive Master of Leadership, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Science, California State University, Los Angeles