Eduardo Cordero ’84

Eduardo has been married for 26 years, has a daughter, Ashley, in grad school and lives in Monrovia, east of Pasadena. He was appointed to be a Los Angeles County deputy probation officer 1 - juvenile counselor in 1989 and promoted in 1993 to DPO II, a position which included performing street/school level special assignments in Los Angeles. In 1997, Eduardo was selected for the first “MS13” street level transitional gang task force. In 2000, he participated in a hemispheric transitional gang conference in El Salvador and was promoted to supervisor in 2003. He went to the Pasadena field office in 2006 and is currently assigned to a pilot project for the LA County Chief Executive Office called the Countywide Gang and Violence Reduction Initiative. Eduardo has been part of a team that reduced gang, hate and racial violence in four demonstration sites and accomplished this through community organizing, targeting high-risk juveniles and their families, and assisting with economic development. He is also the L.A. representative for the International Latino Gang Investigators Association, does training on the Central American gangs “MS13 & 18th St” and is a volunteer instructor for his department. Eduardo has also done classes and workshops in San Jose, Merced, Chico, Concord, Las Vegas, New Mexico, Colorado, Seattle and Kansas.