Roberta A. Abner is a 33-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department who heads the Department's Internal Investigations Division (IID). Chief Abner's career with the Sheriff's Department began in 1979, where she worked a variety of assignments including Sybil Brand Institute for Women, West Hollywood, Temple and Century Stations, Internal Affairs Bureau, Pitchess Detention Center - East Facility, and Scientific Services Bureau. Upon her promotion to Captain in 1999, she oversaw the operations at Court Services East Bureau, and eventually assumed command of Temple Station. In 2003, Chief Abner was promoted to Commander and was assigned to the Office of the Sheriff as Sheriff Baca's Executive Assistant. She was promoted to the rank of Chief in 2007 and headed the Department's Leadership and Training Division for six years. Chief Abner was selected to head the newly created Internal Investigations Division in March 2013. Chief Abner received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from California State University, Los Angeles. She also completed the Leadership Southern California program in 1999. In May 2010, Chief Abner graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master's Degree in the Executive Master of Leadership (EML) Program.