Officer Hernandez [left] and Officer Anderson [right] being sworn-in by Chief Rhambo
The Airport Police Division officially welcomes Officers Jerry Anderson and Nicholas Hernandez to the force during a swearing-in ceremony that was held at the LAPD Academy in Elysian Park last week.
Airport Police Chief Rhambo, Officer Anderson, and LAPD Chief Moore
Airport Police Chief Rhambo, Officer Hernandez, and LAPD Chief Moore
Prior to attending the police academy, Officer Anderson worked as a property manager and obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Cal State Dominguez Hills. Officer Hernandez, brother of Airport Police Officer Michael Hernandez, played baseball for Cal Poly Pomona College as an outfielder from 2016-2020 and obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology.
Officer Hernandez playing for Cal Poly Pomona Broncos
Chief Cecil W. Rhambo Jr. was pleased to announce the appointment of these two new officers to the ranks of the Los Angeles Airport Police Division. The two new officers' responsibilities will include patrolling Los Angeles International Airport, the 2nd busiest airport in the country and the 4th busiest airport in the world.
This week, they have started their post-academy training and will be followed by a six-month Field Training Program, specific to aviation law enforcement under the guidance of a Field Training Officer. Upon completion, they will be assigned to the Patrol Services Section.
Officer Hernandez and Officer Anderson
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 fourth busiest airport, and Van Nuys general aviation airport.