Lt. Mel Ruiz began his career at the La Habra Police Department in 1985 as a Police Cadet. In 1987, he was hired as a full-time Police Officer.
Throughout his career, Lt. Ruiz has served as a Youth Services Officer, a Detective in the Gang Violence Suppression Unit, and General Investigations Supervisor.
Lt. Ruiz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Studies from California State University, Long Beach.
Cpl. Paul McPhillips began his career at the La Habra Police Department in 1994 as a Lateral Police Officer.
Throughout his career, Cpl. McPhillips has served as a School Resource Officer, Field Training Officer, and General Investigations Detective Corporal.