The East Los Angeles Area is on the eastern boundary of the City of Los Angeles. The East Los Angeles Area proudly delivers traffic and general law enforcement services to a population of approximately three million people and patrols 88 miles of freeway, and several unincorporated roadways. The East Los Angeles Area is a major thoroughfare for commercial traffic from the Port of Long Beach to the greater Los Angeles Area. Thousands of commercial vehicles enter and leave the port via Interstate 710 (I710) corridor on a daily basis. Local residents, daily commuters, and travelers all share these same roadways with the “big rigs.” The East Los Angeles Area contains several major thoroughfares to Los Angeles and the Inland Empire; namely Interstate10 (I10) and State Route 60 (SR60). Interstate 5 (I5), which connects Los Angeles to northern California and Orange County, also passes through the East Los Angeles Area. We provide service to the unincorporated areas of East Los Angeles, South San Gabriel, and pockets of unincorporated areas within Pico Rivera and Rosemead. Within the unincorporated areas, responsibilities primarily include enforcement of the Vehicle Code and traffic collision investigation. The Area is frequently called upon to provide assistance to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and numerous allied agencies which border the Area. Working closely with such agencies, and community steakholders, benefits the local communities as we develop effective communication techniques, coordinate expedited response to calls for service and employ joint emergency incident handling procedures.The educational component of the California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) mission was established to prevent, deter, and reduce the tragic results of traffic-related incidents. The CHP’s outreach programs reach a broad range of individuals from different age groups and diverse backgrounds. Some of the programs used to reach the public we serve include: Start Smart, Age Well Drive Smart, Impact Teen Drivers, Child Passenger Safety Program, Explorer Program, Senior Volunteer Program, and the East Los Angeles Area CHiPs for Kids Toy Drive Program. Our social media platforms, (Twitter: @CHP_EastLA; Facebook: @eastlaCHP; and Instagram: CHP_eastlosangeles) enhance our ability to share traffic safety information and urgent updates involving our community. We encourage you to visit and follow us today!
Captain Manny Gill is a 26-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). He was born and raised in North Hollywood, CA and graduated from John H. Francis Polytechnic High School.
Captain Gill entered the CHP academy in 1994 and upon graduation was assigned to the West Valley Area Office. Captain Gill quickly learned that he enjoyed the challenge of conducting complex investigations. In 1998, he became the West Valley Area’s Felony Follow-up officer and began investigating all major incidents that occurred within the West Valley Area’s geographical boundaries. In 2002, he obtained an investigator position with CHP Southern Division’s Investigative Services Unit in the Vehicle Theft Unit. From 2002 through 2008, he was assigned to Los Angeles County’s Taskforce for Regional Auto-theft Prevention (TRAP) which is a multi-agency taskforce assigned to investigate and deter organized vehicle theft and vehicle fraud. In 2009, Captain Gill graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Studies - Vocational Arts.
In 2010, Captain Gill promoted to sergeant and was assigned to the CHP Central Los Angeles Area. During his time at the Central Los Angeles Area, Captain Gill mentored many young officers and was in charge of coordinating the CHP’s response to special events that occurred in the downtown Los Angeles Area. He also had direct oversight of all high-profile criminal investigations, he supervised the site security detail for the Ronald Reagan State Building, and he supervised a Pedestrian Enforcement Team who proactively engaged the homeless population by providing resources, transportation to shelters as well as conducting state property right of way enforcement.
In 2018, Captain Gill promoted to lieutenant and was assigned as the Field Operations Officer for the South Los Angeles Area. In 2019, he transferred back to the West Valley Area as the Field Operations Officer. In 2020, Captain Gill was selected as Southern Division’s Investigative Services Unit coordinator where he oversaw CHP’s Major Crimes Unit, Vehicle Theft Unit, Canine Program, Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team and Critical Incident Investigation Teams.
On January 1, 2021, Captain Gill promoted to the rank of Captain and was assigned to the East Los Angeles Area as the Commander. The East Los Angeles Area geographically encompasses 88 miles of freeway in addition to the unincorporated areas of East Los Angeles, South San Gabriel, and pockets of unincorporated areas within Pico Rivera and Rosemead. The East Los Angeles Area Office is comprised of two lieutenants, 10 sergeants, 79 officers, and 16 non-uniformed personnel with a spectrum of duties from clerical to fleet maintenance.
The East Los Angeles Area Office offers an Explorer Program to young men and women (ages 15-21), and a Senior Volunteer Program to retired persons (ages 55+). The East Los Angeles Area Office includes Special Duty assignments for officers ranging from Community Oriented Policing (COPs) Unit, Safety Services Program (SSP) Officers, Felony Unit Officers, Accident Investigation Officers, Evidence Officer, Court Liaison Officer, Discovery Officer, Tow Rotation Officer, and Public Information Officer.
Captain Gill has received numerous commendations and awards that include multiple Commander Commendations for excellent Community Engagement and Exceptional Performance, multiple Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Team Awards, and multiple Division Commander Commendations for Exceptional Performance, just to name a few.
Captain Gill is committed to ensuring the communities CHP serves are receiving the highest level of safety, security, and service.