Retried now, Fred served as a Los Angeles County Deputy from 1973 to 2006. With many years as a Deputy Sheriff, an Appointed and as an Elected Official Fred knows how to protect and serve. Law Enforcement is similar to being an Elected Official where integrity and trust is essential. When you are not doing the right thing because you think no one is watching or aware then you should not be allowed to stay in that position of power and trust.
"All of my adult life has been dedicated to public service. For two years I was a Community Service Officer for the City of Compton and for 33 years I was a Deputy Sheriff for Los Angeles County, a City of West Covina Commissioner, City Councilmember, Mayor and currently I am a member of the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations ." - Fredrick Sykes
Fred has lived in West Covina for over four decades, with his wife Dana and they have 2 children. A daughter who is an Area Manager for one of the largest companies in the world and a son who decided to follow in Fred's footsteps by becoming an officer of the law for the County of Los Angeles.
Prior to being elected to the West Covina City Council in 2011 Fred was a community Organizer working to prevent the WCCC from selling 12 acres of Shadow Oak Park. And, this was three years after they sold thirteen acres that was Shakespeare Park to develop the gated community of Sycamore Glen. He continues to be an active resident in the City of West Covina and in the County of Los Angeles , Fred is a member of the West Covina Lions Club and the West Covina Historical Society. He is a former member of the West Covina Human Resources Commission and Planning Commission and the L.A. County Oversight Board, continues to be in attendance at most of the major City and Community functions.
Currently, Fred is a member of the L.A. County Commission On Human Relations appointed by Board of Supervisor Hilda Solis, First District and is on the Mt SAC Civilian Oversight Committee.