Lou Vince is a California native who has devoted his life to public service. He attended Western Illinois University, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. It was at this point that Lou decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, feeling an overwhelming need to serve our country.
Lou’s military career brought him back to California, and it was in 1995 that he decided to stay in Los Angeles County to build a career in law enforcement and start a family. Lou began his career with the Los Angeles Police Department where his leadership skills were recognized and he quickly rose through the ranks as a Field Training Officer, Sergeant, Detective Supervisor, and Lieutenant.
He has provided leadership and oversight for many complex law enforcement operations, and he was heavily involved in the opening of the LAPD’s Mission (2005) and Topanga (2009) Police Divisions, openings that today are rare. Lou also served as a Level I Reserve Deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for four years. In 2010 he completed a Master’s Degree in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California-Irvine.
In 2006, Lou married his wife, Stacey. They currently have four children, two of which were fostered and adopted through the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Lou and his family currently live in Agua Dulce, where he is actively engaged in the community, serving as Team Manager and Coach for Canyon Country Little League Baseball and as an elected member of the Agua Dulce Town Council.