Captain Teeples joined the South Gate Police Department in 1993 as a reserve police officer, and became a full time police officer in 1995. He has worked as:
Crime Impact Officer
Detective - General and Narcotics
Field Training Officer
He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2009, where he supervised patrol teams and SWAT. In 2012, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. In May, 2015, Teeples was promoted to Captain. He possesses a Bachelors and Master Degree from California State University, Long Beach.
Captain Teeples is currently assigned as the Administration and Services Captain.