Commander Rod Cox
Commander Rod Cox, a United States Army Military Police Corps veteran, began his career with the Cypress Police Department as a Police Officer-Trainee on August 13, 1990. Upon his completion of training at the Golden West College Police Academy, Rod was promoted to Police Officer on December 10, 1990. Rod advanced to the position of Police Sergeant in May 2003, promoted to Police Lieutenant in June 2011, and became a Police Commander on May 20, 2013.
Rod has attained his Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory P.O.S.T. certificates. He possesses a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach, and has successfully completed the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute course. Rod was awarded the 1999 Officer of the Year by the Cypress Police Officers’ Association and has also served key leadership positions on the Cypress Police Officer’s Association Board.
During his tenure with the Department, Rod has worked as an undercover investigator with the Special Enforcement Team, has served as a Fraud and Forgery Detective, was an entry team member on S.W.A.T., and worked as a Background Investigator in the Administrative Services Division. Rod has supervised patrol operations as a Watch Commander and as the Patrol Adjutant. He was also responsible for the supervision of the Special Investigations Unit, and the Criminal Investigations Unit in the Support Services Division. Rod is currently a Senior Recruit Training Officer and an instructor at the Golden West College Criminal Justice Training Center.