Lieut. DeSantis


In 1997, Steve began his career as a full-time police officer with the Fountain Valley Police Department immediately after graduating the police academy. Steve worked a variety of assignments, including Patrol, Field Training Officer, Gang and Narcotics Detective, and SWAT.

In 2008, he was promoted to Police Sergeant and has worked in Patrol and later as the Traffic Bureau Supervisor.

He promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2017 and assigned to the Patrol Division. As a Patrol Watch Commander, he was responsible for Patrol Operations including, Police Canines, the Corporal Program, West County SWAT Commander, and the Homeless and Mental Illness Resource Program.

Steve’s education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He also is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.