Chief Eric Parra
A 33-year law enforcement veteran, Mr. Parra's career began with the Sheriff’s Department in 1987 when he attended the Department's Training Academy as a member of Class #236. After graduating as a Deputy Sheriff, he held assignments at Men's Central Jail and Lynwood Station. Mr. Parra was promoted to Sergeant in 1993 and worked at Pitchess Detention Center - South Facility, Lakewood Station, Special Enforcement Bureau, and the Office of the Sheriff. In 2000, Mr. Parra was promoted to Lieutenant and worked at the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Bureau, Los Angeles County Strategic Planning Bureau (LASD2), Industry Station and Special Enforcement Bureau. In 2004, Mr. Parra was promoted to Captain and served as the unit commander for the Emergency Operations Bureau and Reserve Forces Bureau. In 2010, Mr. Parra promoted to Commander in Custody Division. In 2011, Mr. Parra was selected as a member of the Commander's Management Task Force responsible for implementing reforms in Custody Division. In 2012, Mr. Parra returned to Custody Division to serve as the overall Operations Commander. In 2013, Mr. Parra was promoted to Division Chief of Custody Division, where he oversaw reform efforts and managed daily operations of Custody Services Division, General Population. In 2017, Mr. Parra was transferred to East Patrol Division, where he managed six patrol stations, twelve contract cities and thirtyone unincorporated areas.
Most recently, Mr. Parra served as the Chief of Police for the City of Alhambra. While in Alhambra, Mr. Parra implemented the Area Command Model for responsible policing, allowing for greater accountability and community involvement. He also enhanced the City’s homeless outreach efforts by partnering officers with mental health clinician to better address the needs of unhoused persons.
Mr. Parra graduated with a bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice from California State University, Long Beach and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University College of Law. He is also a member of the California State Bar.
Mr. Parra resides in Huntington Beach and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children during his off-duty time.
Captain Jonathan Haught
Captain Haught began his career at the Huntington Beach Police Department in 1988 as a Police Cadet. During this time, he attended California State University, Fullerton where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Finance.
Captain Haught has been a Police Officer in this city for over 29 years and has worked a variety of assignments as an Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and now as a Captain. Some of his assignments as an Officer included Beach Detail, Directed Enforcement Team, Gang Detective and Narcotics Detective. He was also assigned as an Auto Theft Investigator with the Orange County Auto Theft Task Force.
During his time as a Sergeant, he worked as our Traffic Administrative Supervisor, Special Events Coordinator, Special Investigations Bureau Supervisor and Internal Affairs Investigator. Additionally, Captain Haught served as a Firearms Instructor and Trauma Support Team Supervisor throughout his career, and spent 17 years on the HBPD SWAT Team as both an Officer and a Sergeant.
After his promotion to Lieutenant, he was assigned as a Watch Commander in the Patrol Bureau and most recently as the Professional Standards Bureau Commander.
Captain Haught was promoted to the rank of Captain on September 7, 2019 and is currently assigned as the Special Operations Division Commander.
Captain Gaute "Bo" Svendsbo
Captain Svendsbo began his career with the Los Angeles Police Department in March 1990. He came to the HBPD in December 1992. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Chapman University and a master’s degree from National University. He is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police and the FBI National Academy.
As an officer, he worked a variety of assignments including Patrol, K9, SWAT, Narcotics, DEA Task Force, OC Auto Theft Task Force, and Department Firearms Instructor.
He promoted to sergeant in 2005 and quickly returned to the SWAT Team as a Team Leader. He also worked as a supervisor in the K9 Unit, Gang Unit, and the Narcotics/Vice Unit.
After promoting to lieutenant in 2013, he returned to the SWAT Team as the Team Commander. He also worked as a Watch Commander, Detective Bureau Commander, and Professional Standards Bureau Commander before his promotion to Captain in 2022.
Captain Ryan Reilly
Captain Reilly began his career with the Newport Beach Police Department in 2001, before joining the Huntington Beach Police Department in 2005. Prior to his law enforcement career, he obtained a bachelor's degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.
Captain Reilly has been a Police Officer for over 20 years and has worked a variety of assignments as an Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and now Captain. Some of his assignments included, Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Gang Detective, and Crimes Against Persons Detective.
During his time as Sergeant, he worked as a Field Training Officer Program Coordinator and in the Professional Standards Unit. After his promotion to Lieutenant, he performed various roles, such as Watch Commander, Field Training Officer Program Commander, and Commander of the Special Events and Traffic Division.
Reilly was promoted to the rank of Captain on September 18, 2021, and is currently assigned as the Patrol Division Commander.
Captain Scott Winks
Captain Winks was self-employed in a masonry construction business in Huntington Beach until he was 35-years-old. At that time, he decided to make a career change to law enforcement. He has now worked at the Huntington Beach PD for the past 23 years.
Captain Winks has worked a variety of assignments including Patrol, Burglary Detective, Robbery Detective, Trauma Support, Patrol Sergeant, Crimes Against Persons Sergeant, Watch Commander, Uniform Executive Officer and Uniform Division Captain, and now is the Investigations Captain.
Captain Winks earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, has attended the Executive Leadership Institute at Drucker School of Management, completed the California POST Supervisor Leadership Institute and Executive Development program, and is a graduate of POST Command College.
In addition, he has received many accolades for his work, being awarded New Officer of the Year, Community Volunteer Officer of the Year, Supervisor of the Year and Supervisor for the Crime Fighter Team of the Year.
Manager Kristin Miller
Manager Miller began her career at the La Palma Police Department as a Records Clerk and learned many ways civilians support a department. She holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Cal State Fullerton and her master's degree in Criminal Justice from Chapman University.
Shortly after, she moved to the Tustin Police Department where she started as the Records Lead. After 2 years she was promoted to Records Supervisor and named acting Dispatch Supervisor. In 2011, she was promoted to Support Manager overseeing the Records, Dispatch, Police Services Officers and Property units. Kristin also spent 5 years as the CALEA Accreditation manager for the department.
In late 2016, Manager Miller arrived at the Huntington Beach Police Department where she is the Administrative Division Services Manager. Under her command include Records, Dispatch, Property, Front Desk, Personnel and Budget. She is also liaison to the City’s IS Department.
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Huntington Beach, CA
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