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Betty Patrice Kelepecz, American protective services official, lawyer. Bar: California 1990, United States District Court (central district) California 1991. Recipient American Jurisprudence Book award, 1987, Congratulatory certified Mayor Riordan, 1997, Affirmative Action Association Women Recognition for women leaders and pacesetters, 1997, Congress Racial Equality California commendation, 1997; named Outstanding Young Women of America, 1988.


Kelepecz, Betty Patrice was born on November 13, 1955 in Santa Monica, California, United States. Daughter of Andrew J. and Doris L. Giba.


AS, Antelope Valley College, 1975. Bachelor of Science in Biology, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1977. Juris Doctor, Southwestern University, 1990.

Graduate, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, 1992.


Microbiologist Rachelle Laboratories, Long Beach, California, 1978-1980. Police officer I, II, III, background investigator Los Angeles Police Department, 1980-1985, detective I Southwest Community Police Station, 1985-1986, sergeant I Pacific, 77th and West Los Angeles patrol division, 1986-1988, sergeant I operations South Bureau, 1988-1989, sergeant II planning and research division, 1989-1990, lieutenant I Harbor Community Police Station, 1990-1991, lieutenant II Operations-South Bureau, 1991, lieutenant II Office of the Chief of Police, 1991-1993, captain I Harbor Community Police Station, 1993-1995, captain I Pacific Community Police Station, 1995-1996. Owner, partner Law Offices of Pheil & Kelepecz, Long Beach, California, 1995-1999.

Captain II West Traffic division Los Angeles Police Department, 1996, captain III Science Investigation division, 1996-1997, Commander Community Policing Group, 1997, Commander Operations-West Bureau, 1997-1998, Commander Personnel Group, since 1998. Speaker, trainer and consultant in field.


  • Bar: California 1990, United States District Court (central district) California 1991.


Member American Bar Association, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates, International Association Chiefs Police (committee member major city chiefs human resources), National Association Women Law Enforcement Executives (past president, charter), California Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Police Officer's Association, Los Angeles Police Command Officer's Association (committee member), Los Angeles Women Police Officer's Association, Police Executive Research Forum, Rotary Club Westchester, Delta Theta Phi.


Married Steve T. Kelepecz, September 3, 1983.

Andrew J.

Doris L. Giba

Steve T. Kelepecz