Ismael Bermudez

STAR/PAL Police Officer
Phone: 619-300-5831

Officer Bermudez was born in East Los Angeles and grew up in Pomona, California. He is the oldest of four brothers and two sisters. Pomona was a very difficult and diverse community to grow up in. During Officer Bermudez’s adolescence, he constantly had to overcome the pressure of alcohol, drugs, and gangs.

After graduating high school, he attended Mt. San Antonio College and Hope University. Officer Bermudez also began working with kids of a very young age. He was a sports coach, physical education teacher, and an athletic director for multiple non-profit Christian schools. After approximately six years of coaching and teaching, he managed multiple sports and activities for various summer camps of different age groups.

Officer Bermudez has never forgotten his desire to become a police officer, which has resonated with him since high school. In 2016, Officer Bermudez left California to start his career in law enforcement, where he was hired by Topeka, Kansas Police Department. After three years of service, he decided to come back to his home state of California. He was hired by the San Diego Police Department in 2019, where he has been continuing his law enforcement career. In 2023, he decided to combine his law enforcement career with his love of working with kids by joining STAR/PAL. Officer Bermudez is excited for this new career path that he is embarking on.