(Los Angeles, California – August 3, 2018) The largest aviation law enforcement agency in the nation increased thier number by one today as Officer Imelda Gutierrez was sworn in as an Airport Police Officer. In a graduation ceremony held at the Los Angeles Police Academy near Dodger Stadium, the recruits of LAPD Class 2-18 proudly transitioned from civilian life to a life of service as first responders.
Officer Gutierrez, a native of the City of Angels and graduate of the California State University Los Angeles, is no stranger to serving the community. Gutierrez, a former substitute teacher brings her people skills, training, and experience to the Airport Police.
Before swearing-in Officer Gutierrez, Chief Maggard welcomed his newest officer and her family to the Airport Police and said, "Today is a milestone to be celebrated, but it’s just the beginning of your long journey and we welcome you to the Airport Police."
Officer Gutierrez will now begin a six-month Field Training Program specific to aviation law enforcement under the guidance of a field-training officer. Upon completion, she will be assigned to the Patrol Services Section.
In addition to 550 sworn officers, Los Angeles Airport Police Division also employs 430 security officers and nearly 200 civilian professional staff. As the largest aviation law enforcement agency in the nation, Airport Police patrols and secures Los Angeles International Airport, the Nation’s second busiest and world’s fifth busiest airport, and VNY general aviation airport.