Lieutenant Manuel Arana began his law enforcement career at the age of 15 as a Police Explorer at South Gate Police Department.
He became a Police Officer for the City of South Gate in 1997. As an officer he served as:
•Crime Impact Team Officer
• General Investigations Detective
•Field Training Officer
•SANE Officer •Community Relations Officer
In 2011 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and supervised:
•The Narcotics and Special Problems Unit
•DEA Task Force
•Community Relations Team
In 2017 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Arana is currently the weekend graveyard Patrol Watch Commander and his responsibilities include:
• SWAT Team
•Recruitment Team •Special Events
Lieutenant Arana obtained a Master's degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach.