Lieutenant Manny Arzate began his career with the Tustin Police Department in September of 2002.
He graduated from the Palomar College Police Academy upon receiving an honorable discharged from the United States Marine Corps. Lieutenant Arzate has worked a variety of different assignments throughout his career, prior to his current assignment as the North Area Commander in the Community Policing Bureau.
After working as a Patrol Officer for a few years, Lieutenant Arzate was selected for a detective assignment in the Gang Unit. In this assignment, Lieutenant Arzate investigated a number of high profile cases and was recognized as member of the Orange County Gang Investigators’ Association, “Team of the Year.”
After his assignment in the Gang Unit, Lieutenant Arzate worked a number of other specialty positions within the Department, which include an assignment as a Field Training Officer, Personnel and Training Officer and obtained Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) certification. In 2014, Lieutenant Arzate promoted to the rank of sergeant and ultimately supervised the Special Enforcement Detail.
North Area Commander
In 2017, Lieutenant Arzate promoted to his current rank of Lieutenant and is assigned as the North Area Commander. In this position, Lieutenant Arzate is responsible for managing all policing activities in Tustin north of the I-5 freeway. He also manages the:
- Arrest and Control Program
- Field Training Program
- Traffic Unit
- Tustin Police Department Honor Guard
During his tenure at the Tustin Police Department, Lieutenant Arzate focused on personal development and obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Redlands.