CONTACT: Sergeant Belinda Nettles
LOS ANGELES AIRPORT POLICE SWEARS IN TWO POLICE OFFICERS
(Los Angeles, California – March 21, 2014) Today’s graduation ceremony held at the Los Angeles Police Academy at Elysian Park marked the start of a career with the Los Angeles Airport Police Division for Officers Blare Bergman and Rafaela Faulkner.
Among the 25 graduates of Class 10-13, Class Treasurer Officer Blare Bergman and Class Secretary Officer Rafaela Faulkner, were both selected by their classmates.
Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Patrick M. Gannon performed the swearing-in of the new officers saying, “I am proud to welcome two new officers to the ranks of the Airport Police Division. I commend them on their accomplishments and wish them well through the training process.”
Also in attendance at the ceremony were Captains Greg Staar and Fernando Castro, Lieutenant Robert Rios, Sergeant Joe Espita, Officer Cipriano Montes and a host of other Airport Police personnel.
Both Officers Faulkner and Bergman are expected to complete a six-month Field Training Program specific to airport law enforcement under the guidance of a field training officer before being assigned to the Patrol Services Section.
The Los Angeles Airport Police Division is the nation's premier aviation law enforcement agency with more than 1,100 specially trained police officers, security officers, and civilian staff protecting Los Angeles International, LA/Ontario International, and Van Nuys airports.
APD Officer Blare Bergman receiving Certificate
After Swearing-In Ceremony by Chief Patrick Gannon
APD Officer Rafaela Faulkner
Photographs Courtesy Officer Lewis
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