CONTACT: Sgt. Belinda Nettles
TEN AIRPORT POLICE CADETS GRADUATE FROM LAPD CADET ACADEMY
(Los Angeles, California – November 27, 2013) Airport Police recruit Hector Orellana today joined the ranks of the Los Angeles Airport Police following his graduation from Class 6-13 at the Los Angeles Police Academy at Elysian Park.
Among the 34 recruits in this academy class, Officer Orellana was named the top recruit in Physical Training (PT) and was selected by his classmates as class leader.
Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Patrick M. Gannon performed the swearing-in of the new officer. Also in attendance were Assistant Chiefs Brian Walker and Michael Hyams, Captain Tyrone Stallings, Lieutenant Edward Trahan, Sergeants Joe Espita and Daniel Romo, and a host of other Airport Police personnel.
Chief Gannon said, “I am proud that Officer Orellana was chosen by his classmates as class leader and that he demonstrated great leadership ability during his time at the academy. His dedication and accomplishments are commendable”.
Orellana 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 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.
Airport Police Officer Hector Orellana being Sworn-In by Chief Patrick Gannon
Chief Gannon and Officer Orellana after ceremony
Left to Right – Airport Police Captain Tyrone Stallings, Assistant Chief Brian Walker, Officer Hector Orellana,
Chief Patrick Gannon and Assistant Chief Michael Hyams