As the unit commander of Altadena Station, Jacobs oversees approximately 120 personnel, including a team of volunteer reserve deputies trained in mountain rescue who respond to calls in the mountains above the city.
The Altadena station serves a diverse community, including businesses, residential neighborhoods and parts of the San Gabriel Mountains. Its jurisdiction spans over eight square miles, including parts of unincorporated Pasadena. Jacobs started her career in law enforcement with El Segundo Police Department in 1991 before transferring to the Sheriff’s Department in 1996 as a deputy at Pitchess Detention Center’s South Facility. She worked in several custody facilities as well as Palmdale Station and Force Training.
When she was promoted to lieutenant, Jacobs again took on a wide variety of duties, including custody and station watch commander, operations lieutenant, Jail Transition Team lieutenant, and Division Aide for Custody Services Division.
Most recently, Jacobs was Acting Captain at Pico Rivera Sheriff’s Station.
In addition to an associate’s degree in General Education from College of the Canyons (COC) and a bachelor’s of science in Occupational Studies from California State University Long Beach, Jacobs is a graduate of the Supervisory Leadership Institute, Middle Management Course, Southern California Leadership Network, and the FBI National Academy.
Jacobs is the current Vice President of Women Leaders of Law Enforcement of LA County, and a mentor for the El Rancho High School Team Court in Pico Rivera.
She is a resident of the city of Downey and is married with two children. When off-duty, she enjoys weight lifting, cycling, cooking, reading and spending time with her family, especially her sons.
Captain Jacobs will succeed Captain Vicky Stuckey, who retired in May 2019.