Join us January 20, 2022 at our General Meeting.  Check in is at 6:30 pm.  Speaker and dinner 7:00 pm.

$20 per member/guest  

"Together we're a collective force that can make a difference"






Undersheriff Murakami began his law enforcement career in 1979 as a deputy at the Men's Central Jail.  He worked patrol at East Los Angeles Station and was a member of the Gang Suppression Team.  He also served at Recruit Training Bureau (RTB) in both pre-employment and the Recruitment Unit.

Upon promoting to Sergeant, Murakami served at Sybil Brand Institute, where he was a part of Operation Safe Jails.  He returned to RTB and went to Industry Station, where he worked as Patrol Sergeant and the Asian Community Liaison Team Sergeant.  He also helped implement the Asian Crime Taskforce handling operations, intelligence, special investigations and organized crime.

Upon his promotion to Lieutenant, he remained at IDT, serving in various roles before transferring to Cerritos and then Temple Stations. He promoted to the ranks of Captain in 2013 and resumed to IDT, where he served as unit commander until his promotion to Assistant Sheriff of Patrol Operations 2018.

Undersheriff Murakami was promoted to his current rank in 2019, overseeing the Executive Division.  He also supervises three assistant sheriffs whose responsibilities comprise a majority of the department's charter-custody, patrol and countywide operations.

Throughout his career, Murakami has been involved in several aspects of the Department, including the Explorer Program, Youth Activities League, Street Racer Operations, Emergency Preparedness Network, and several task-forces and incident command teams.

Undersheriff Murakami has supported the Fred Jordan Mission and served on the Board of Directors for the Women's Care Center.  He has received several awards for both community an dDepartment contributions, including "Rookie of the year", the Department's Distinguished Service Award, multiple community achievement awards, the Asian Gang Investigators of California "Lifetime Achievement Award", the Los Angeles Chinese American Sheriff's Advisory "Community Achievement Award" and he served as the first police chief for the City of Rosemead.