Assistant Chief Steve Gutierrez, is a 33 year veteran of the LAFD, currently assigned as the Commander of the LAFD Professional Standards Division. Steve promoted through the ranks and has served the LAFD in muitple field and staff assignments.
Steve served as a Captain in the United States Army and a veteran of the 6th Army Air Assault Division and the 306th Psychological Operations Division. Steve comes from a family of public service. His grandfather served as a young U.S. Marine Officer and was part of the Guadalcanal invasion in August of 1942. He earned both a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Steve’s grandfather, a member of the “Greatest Generation,” insisted that all of his kids and grandchildren, serve our country in some capacity. As such all of the Gutierrez family devoted a portion of their life in the United States Armed Forces.
Today, Chief Gutierrez continues to serve his community and ensure that Latino Firefighters and the communities we serve have equal opportunities for growth, development, and support necessary to fulfill their dreams.