City, State: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Law Enforcement Professional
It’s Never the wrong time to do the Right thing is a motto Captain Latasha lives by. Ms. Amerson is currently assigned as the Commanding Officer of Traffic and Security, managing over 400 sworn and civilian employees. She is an accomplished attorney who earned a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law (while working full-time), and was admitted to the California State Bar in 2006. She is also a Professor at California State University Dominguez Hills where she teaches “Terrorism and Extremism” in the College of Business Administration and Public Policy.
Having the strong creative sense to start a drill team at age eleven, Latasha has been a force to be reckoned. The fact that life to her, has more potential than problems is reflected in her myriad of accomplishments. In an effort to address the academic challenges of her son and other students with similar concerns, Latasha collaborated to produced the Board Room Leadership Academy. In 2012 she was recognized as an Outstanding African American Woman in Law Enforcement by the Association of Black Law Enforcement Professionals, the Oscar Joel Bryant Foundation, and the California State Assembly. She is a member of the Black Women Lawyers Association, and earned the distinction as Women of the Year 2013/2014. Amerson also serves as the Vice-President of the Airport Police Command Officers Association.