At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, Lynwood Councilmembers said goodbye to Captain Yolanda Figueroa who has commanded the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Century Station since 2020. Captain Figueroa, the first Latina ever to head the Century Station, has been promoted to Commander.
She will be succeeded by Captain Edmundo Torres who greeted the Council on Tuesday night and pledged “to continue to build a solid relationship between the Sheriff’s Department and the city of Lynwood.”
Captain Figueroa was praised by City Councilmember Jose Solache as having “great character and leadership’. Solache also congratulated her on being promoted to Commander.
Councilmember Oscar Flores said that Figueroa “brought a new level of positive communication between the Sheriff’s and the city” which he said was overdue and welcomed.
Figueroa, who was given a commemorative plaque and flowers by the City Councilmembers, was named to lead Century Station in 2020. Captain Torres was one of seven candidates that was interviewed for the opening. Mayor Jorge Casanova and Councilmember Flores participated in those interviews.