CONTACT: Officer Alicia Hernandez
LOS ANGELES AIRPORT POLICE SWEARS IN NEW POLICE OFFICER
(Los Angeles, California – September 7, 2012) New Officer Vincent Roddy joined the ranks of the Los Angeles Airport Police today following graduation from the Los Angeles Police Academy in downtown Los Angeles.
Roddy was selected as class vice-president by his academy peers. He was also voted top cadet in report writing and in tactical training, as well as number two in academics.
Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Michael T. Hyams performed the swearing-in ceremony. Also in attendance were Assistant Chief Brian Walker, Captain Latasha Wells Amerson, Lieutenant Edward Trahan, and several other Airport Police personnel. Chief Hyams said, “It is an honor to welcome such a high achiever to the Airport Police family. His accomplishments are the result of his hard work and dedication. I am confident he will be a positive addition to our agency.”
Officer Roddy is 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 Patrol Services Section.
The Los Angeles Airport Police Division is the fourth largest law enforcement agency in Los Angeles County with more than 1,100 law enforcement, security and staff personnel. Airport Police is a division of Los Angeles World Airports, the City department that owns and operates three airports in Southern California: Los Angeles International (LAX), LA/Ontario International (ONT) and Van Nuys (general aviation).
Left to Right – Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Michael Hyams,
Officer Vincent Roddy and Assistant Chief Brian Walker.
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Photograph Courtesy APD Officer Darrius Lewis