Captain Michael Rubacha Captain Michael "Andy" Rubacha began his law enforcement career with the Office of Public Safety in December 1987 as a Reserve Officer.In November 1988, he became a full-time police officer with Parks (currently Park Services Bureau).
In June 2006, Captain Rubacha
is currently assigned to Facilities Services Bureau
, responsible for County facilities in the Northern part of Los Angeles County. In August 2005, Captain Rubacha performed Chief of Staff under Chief Margaret A. York.
...As the Chief of Staff, Captain Rubacha oversaw the OPS Internal Affairs and County Police Staff Writers.Captain Rubacha
performed as a Unit Commander with Park Services and Facilities Bureau
and as an acting Captain (Lieutenant) with Health Services Bureau at LAC+USC and MLK Medical Centers
.Captain Rubacha was assigned as the County Police Training Manager (Sergeant) and as an officer, worked in the Backgrounds/Training unit as a Background Investigator and training officer and performed Bicycle Patrol officer when working in the field.Captain Rubacha
graduated from the Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Academy, Safety Police Class #6.He
graduated top Academic Cadet for cumulative academic average and was awarded the Thomas Worley Memorial Award as the honor cadet.Captain Rubacha was the Post Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, La Mirada, Post 9148 from July 2000 until June 2001 and served in several other positions prior to becoming its Post Commander.While acting as VFW Post Commander, the Post was awarded District, State and National Community Service Awards with the National Community Service Award being presented at the VFW National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in August 2001.
Captain Rubacha volunteers teaching on all aspects of law enforcement training using off-duty time, conducting weekly Study Groups for cadets attending local Police Academies
and Promotional Preparation classes for all persons, sworn and civilian since 1998 with the Office of Public Safety
and Social OrganizationsCaptain Rubacha is a member of the American Legion, California Narcotic Officers Association (Life Member), Moose International, VFM National Home for Children, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, La Mirada, Post 9148 (Life Member), Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officer's Association and Delegate Representative, associate member of the Los Angeles County Peace Officer's Association (formerly Los Angeles County Safety Police Association) and its past vice president and board member.