CONTACT: Officer Robert Pedregon
SEVEN NEW LOS AIRPORT POLICE CADETS GRADUATE FROM THE LOS ANGELES POLICE CADET CLASS 1-15
(Los Angeles, California – May 12, 2015) Seven Los Angeles Airport Police cadets were among the latest class of 550 graduates from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Cadet Leadership Program.
The voluntary 18-week Cadet Leadership Program, designed for youths ages 13 to 20, with a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average in school, was created by LAPD to develop character qualities such as strong leadership, discipline, academic excellence and life-skills. During the academy, cadets receive instruction in leadership, law enforcement principles, conflict resolution, physical fitness, life-skills, cultural diversity, financial literacy and gang/narcotics prevention. Youth cadets are recognized for their accomplishments with medals and awards, while college-bound seniors may also receive scholarship funds.
The Airport Police Youth Cadet graduates include: Abraham Armenta, Mariana Arroyo, Marla Cortes, Ronaldo Deleon, Samantha Marquez, Michael Romero and Christopher Sabino.
Airport Police Youth Service Officers Ericka Holliday and William Lara were also part of the graduation as Academy Class Leaders for Platoon18 and Platoon 7, respectively.
Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Patrick M. Gannon, Assistant Chief Ethel McGuire, Captain Gregg Starr, Sergeant Sasheen Cooper and Officer Rob Pedregon attended the graduation and congratulated the cadets on this great achievement.
Chief Gannon welcomed the cadets to the Airport Police family and encouraged the students to continue working hard in school. He looks forward to seeing their future accomplishments and how they will compliment Airport Police.
The graduation ceremony took place at the University of Southern California (USC) Galen Center, courtesy of USC President Dr. C. L. Max Nikias.
Photograph Courtesy of Police Officer Robert Pedregon
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