In his first term as City Prosecutor, Doug Haubert fulfilled his pledge to focus on gang crime and prevention, creating a strategy called a “model” for other public prosecutors. Arrests and prosecution of active gang members increased, and gang-related crime decreased. Meanwhile, H Haubert’s Gang Prevention Strategy, a community-based approach to gang intervention and rehabilitation, was named one of America’s “Best Neighborhood Programs” by Ohio-based non-profit organization, Neighborhoods USA.
Perhaps no City Prosecutor has spent more time in the community. Haubert is frequently an invited speaker at meetings of neighborhood associations and community groups. In 2012 he received the Public Service Award from the Long Beach Branch NAACP.
City Prosecutor Haubert is currently the President of the Los Angeles County Prosecutor’s Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Long Beach Bar Foundation, the Long Beach Public Library Foundation Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries, Southern Los Angeles County. He recently completed 6 years on the California State Bar Executive Committee, Public Law Section.
Early in his career, City Prosecutor Doug Haubert served as a Deputy City Prosecutor for the City of Long Beach. He later worked for a municipal law firm serving as city attorney and city prosecutor for a number of cities on a contract basis and eventually becoming a partner of the law firm.
In 2010, the voters of the City of Long Beach elected him City Prosecutor. In 2014, he was re-elected with 73.4% of the vote, receiving the highest percentage of any candidate in the city. In addition to his legal background, Doug has been an active volunteer with local schools and neighborhood organizations. Prior to his election, he served as an appointed member of the Long Beach Ethics Task Force, the Long Beach Airport Advisory Commission, and the Long Beach Civil Service Commission.