Story courtesy Officer Rob Pedregon, Airport Police,
Photos by CSI Officer Shawn Smith
In a graduation ceremony held June 6 at the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park, four new Airport Police Officers were sworn into service as Police Officers.
The new Officers are Alejandra Garay, Ashley Heard, Bryan Martinez and Ivan Tomic. Officer Martinez was selected as class president and delivered an inspirational speech to the hundreds of people in attendance. Officer Heard was voted as class treasurer and was responsible for accounting for class dues and expenditures.
Officers Martinez and Heard are familiar to many of us from their previous work at TSA as a BDO and Operation Playbook employees. Additionally, Officer Garay, a Cal State Fullerton graduate with a degree in health science, and Officer Tomic, a Cal State East Bay graduate with a degree in hospitality management, rounded out the class of newly sworn APD Officers. These new officers will be a great addition to the Airport Police Division.
Before swearing-in his newest officers, Airport Police Assistant Chief Dan Llorens addressed the family and friends and said, “This is a great day for you and your families as you enter the proud and noble profession of law enforcement, we congratulate you and welcome you to the Airport Police family.”
The four new officers will now begin a six-month field training program specific to aviation law enforcement under the guidance of a field-training Officer before being assigned to the Patrol Services Section.
Congratulations to the newest Airport Police Officers!