Lieutenant Ryan Coe began his career with the Tustin Police Department in September of 2005 after serving 4-years in the United States Air Force where he served in Operation Enduring Freedom stationed in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
CITY OPERATIONS COMMANDER
Ryan currently serves as our City Operations Commander overseeing our Traffic Unit and our Community Resources Unit. Our Traffic Unit is composed of a traffic sergeant, five motor officers, a traffic collision investigator, and four parking control officers. The Community Resources Unit is composed of a sergeant, two community relations officers, a homeless liaison officer, and a community impact officer. In addition to these two robust units, Ryan also manages the department’s joint SWAT team, the canine program, the Explorer Post, and the department’s scheduling system.
Ryan graduated from the Golden West College Police Academy upon receiving an honorable discharged from the United States Air Force. Ryan has worked a variety of different assignments throughout his career, prior to his current assignment as the City Operations Division Commander.
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT
After working as a patrol officer for a few years, Ryan was selected for a detective assignment in the Criminal Investigations Unit. In this assignment, he investigated a number of high-profile cases and was recognized by INTERPOL for his international DNA case which resulted in the arrest and prosecution of an international serial rapist. During his time as a detective, Ryan was also able to solve and prosecute a 1990 cold-case homicide.
After his assignment in the Criminal Investigations Unit, Ryan promoted to the rank of Sergeant. After two years as a patrol supervisor, Ryan began supervising the Traffic Unit. In this assignment, Ryan oversaw four motor officers, a civilian traffic collision investigator, a records specialist and several part-time parking control officers.
SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMANDER
In 2018 Ryan promoted to the rank of lieutenant where he did a brief stint as the Administrative Lieutenant in charge of administrative projects and served as a liaison with the City Information Technology staff. Ryan then oversaw the Special Operations Division which encompasses the Criminal Investigations Unit, the School Resource Officer, and several joint task forces. Ryan also managed the departments Social Media Team.
During his tenure at the Tustin Police Department, Ryan has focused on personal development and obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management and a Master of Arts Degree in Management and Leadership, both obtained from Webster University. In 2020 Ryan successfully completed the Public Safety Leadership Program at the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy.