Lieutenant Andy Birozy began his career with the Tustin Police Department as a police dispatcher in August of 1990. In 1994, he attended the police academy and was sworn in as a Tustin Police Officer in June 1994.
Lieutenant Birozy has worked a variety of different assignments throughout his career. In addition to his experience in Dispatch, he was afforded the opportunity to work in the Canine Unit, Investigations Bureau as a detective investigating property crimes and crimes against persons, and the Gang Unit
In 2007, Lieutenant Birozy promoted to Sergeant. As a Sergeant, he worked as a patrol watch commander, supervised the Professional Standards Division (PSD), and the Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU). In PSD, he was responsible for overseeing the Department’s hiring, training, and internal affairs investigations. In CIU, his responsibilities included supervising detectives who investigated cases involving crimes against persons.
In 2019, Lieutenant Birozy promoted to his current rank of Lieutenant and was first assigned as the Professional Standards Division Commander. In this position, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Division. From August 2020 until August 2022, he was the North Area Lieutenant, overseeing all patrol operations in the north end of the City. As of August 2022, Lieutenant Birozy transferred to the Special Operations Division to supervise the Criminal Investigations, Crime Analysis, and the Gang Reduction and Directed Enforcement Units, the School Resources Officer among others.
Lieutenant Birozy is a strong believer in lifelong learning. He consistently pursues opportunities to increase his knowledge base. He obtained his Associate of Arts degree in criminal justice from Fullerton College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in leadership from Bellevue University, and a Master of Science degree in law enforcement executive leadership from California Southern University. Lieutenant Birozy is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute and attended the rigorous POST Instructor Development Institute where he successfully graduated as a Master Instructor.
Lieutenant Birozy enjoys spending time with his family and attending all of the various activities his children stay busy with.