Welcome, New Officers
Story by Officer Rob Pedregon, Airport Police
Photo by CSI Officer Shawn Smith, Airport Police
On Aug. 3, Airport Police welcomed five new Officers. The five are Officer Brandon Shiramizu a kinesiology major from Cal State Monterey Bay and police academy recipient of the Tina Kerbrat award for most inspirational recruit; Officer Aubin Corbin, a former LA County Sheriff’s Security Officer; Officer Eduardo Pico, a former USDA Forest Service technician; Officer Jonathan Vallejo, a political science graduate of Cal State Long Beach and former Long Beach Airport security officer; and Officer Zhaoqing Yang, a Cal State Los Angeles graduate in criminal justice and Marine Corps veteran.
Deputy Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Airport Police David L. Maggard Jr. addressed his five new Officers, who were surrounded by family and friends. “Today is a proud day for you and your family, and while it may feel like a pinnacle in your career, it is really just the first of many ridges. The difference is that to this point you have made your journey alone from now on you travel as a team. Welcome to the Airport Police family.”
The five new Officers’ responsibilities will include patrolling Los Angeles International Airport, the number two busiest airport in the country and number four busiest in the world. The new Officers soon began a post-academy training 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.
Congratulations to the new Officers!