Leesa is a 14-year Community Service Officer with the Pomona Police Department, she began her career as a call taker in the dispatch center. She was transferred to the investigative services division working closely with the School Resource Officers and the Youth Services Department as the Graffiti Investigative Coordinator where she spent numerous hours deciphering tags throughout the city. It was during this time Leesa was inspired to acquire her Crime Analyst Certification with Cal State Fullerton. For budgeting purposes, Leesa was moved to the Crime Prevention unit where she spent 3 years working with Community developing and making stronger programs between the citizens, community and the PD. Her most favorable accomplishment is the GREAT Camp Out for underprivileged children (300+) between the ages of 9-12, the Pomona PD hosts every summer for an evening camping and hanging out with officers. Currently, she serves as the front desk officer at the police department and more recently she completed her POST certification for dispatch at Golden West Community College.
Leesa is a newlywed, married for just over a year and a half to her husband Mark. The two dated for 14 years before tying the knot. She has a 14-year-old daughter; Christy, who is her niece and she has adopted and raised since she was 6 weeks old. Her daughter keeps her very busy playing club soccer and volleyball and Leesa finds time to manage the soccer team. This summer Christy was selected to play soccer in the Iber Cup Tournament in Estoril, Portugal. Leesa and her daughter will travel to Europe for a 17-day adventure of soccer in Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and England.
With the adoption of her daughter, Leesa admires the adoption community and became a part of an agency “The Heart Matters” where she sits on the board of directors and serves as secretary. The agency has been opened for over a year and has placed over 90 children in homes all over the Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Also, in her spare time, “what she has of” she will spend with her family and friends at the river, camping on the beach or hanging at the house watching professional sports with her husband as they root for opposing teams.