Commander Gabriel Ponce has over 28 years of experience in law enforcement. After completing the Rio Hondo Police Academy in 1995, he was assigned to the Field Services Division as a patrol officer. He eventually worked in the Community Oriented Policing section as a school resource officer and in the Investigations Division as a detective investigating property crimes.
Gabriel was promoted to Sergeant in 2007 and supervised patrol teams before supervising the Community Oriented Policing section. Gabriel was promoted to Lieutenant in 2012. Since his promotion, he has managed patrol teams, Personnel and Training, and the Investigations Division. Since February 2022, he has managed a patrol team.