California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Soon after graduation from California State University, Dominguez Hills, he began working for the Compton Police Department. While serving as a police officer, he pursued a law degree at Loyola Law School. After 12 years with the department, Perrodin left to become a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County.
In 2001, Perrodin defeated the incumbent mayor, Omar Bradley.
He was re-elected in 2005 and 2009. He has the distinction of being Compton"s longest serving mayor.
On June 4, 2013, Perrodin was defeated in Compton"s municipal election by political newcomer Aja Brown. Brown went on to become the second female mayor (after Doris A Davis) and the youngest mayor (at the age of 31) ever elected in Compton.