Administrative Operations

Administrative Operations Division CommanderCaptain Ryan Reilly

Captain Reilly began his career with the Newport Beach Police Department in 2001, before joining the Huntington Beach Police Department in 2005. Prior to his law enforcement career, he obtained a bachelor's degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.

Captain Reilly has been a Police Officer for over 20 years and has worked a variety of assignments as an Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and now Captain. Some of his assignments included Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Gang Detective, and Crimes Against Persons Detective.

During his time as Sergeant, he worked as a Field Training Officer Program Coordinator and in the Professional Standards Unit. After his promotion to Lieutenant, he performed various roles, such as Watch Commander, Field Training Officer Program Commander, and Commander of the Special Events and Traffic Division.

Reilly was promoted to the rank of Captain on September 18, 2021, and is currently assigned as the Administrative Operations  Division Commander.


The Administrative Operations Division is responsible for the Professional Standards Bureau, Public Information Officer, Recruitment and Backgrounds, Community Relations, Fleet Services, and Facilities Management. 

Within the Professional Standards Bureau is the Training Unit, which is responsible for new, ongoing, and in-service training for all sworn and non-sworn members of the Department. The Training Unit also oversees our Cadets and Explorers. The Public Information Officer handles all critical incident communications and social media interactions with the public. 

Background Officers, working in close conjunction with our Personnel Unit, are responsible for testing and hiring of new employees. Our Community Relations Specialist works closely with many community members and Neighborhood Watch groups to collaborate in efforts to maintain and improve public safety.

This division includes many of the support functions for the department, including:

These units exist to support the line functions of the department and serve a valuable and important purpose to the organization.