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75 People Graduated From L.A. County Sheriff's Academy Friday

75 new peace officers graduated from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy on Friday.

75 people trained and graduated from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy Friday, officials announced

The new peace officers will enter 11 policing agencies in the Los Angeles area. 

The graduates included 16 female and 39 male Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies, as well as 5 female and 15 male police officers from the following police departments: Baldwin Park School, Covina, Culver City, Los Angeles School, Monrovia, Monterey Park and Signal Hill; and the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, California Department of Insurance, and Department of State Hospitals. 

The ceremony was held at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Training Academy and Regional Services Center in Whittier.

New deputies and officers received their badges from family members and loved ones. Each graduate was sworn in as a peace officer by Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. 

Sheriff's Deputy Derek M. Baray was named the Honor and Academic Recruit for Class #390. This award is given to the recruit who achieves the highest numerical average based upon leadership qualities, academics, marksmanship, and physical performance throughout the training period. 

Eric October 22, 2012 at 04:46 PM
As with everything, I think it is hit and miss. I've dealt with the Altadena Sheriffs on three separate occasions. The first two times, I could not speak highly enough about their response time, attitude and professionalism, especially after moving from the valley and having to deal with the LAPD. The third instance was rather surprising to me after witnessing their treatment of an elderly incoherent (non violent) person that I found sitting on the curb in our neighborhood. On the whole, and based completely on my own experiences with LASD, I would say that the majority of them are not as Apache describes them. Though, I will admit that there are some bad apples, but it's like that in every organization.
Vito Spago October 22, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Why are these graduates even in the Sherrif's academy. Cities are broke and are not hiring. Are they going to flip burgers at McDs or become security guards?
Rico X Ludovici October 22, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Nahhh. They go on the hiring list. When there is an opening, they are called up. Meanwhile, they work with the Sheriff's Reserve and continue to rub light pencils over bar codes at Costco. LIke everybody else, these days.
Rico X Ludovici October 22, 2012 at 08:38 PM
How many LCF debs? Only none I see.
steven rodriguez November 08, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Because most of them are in prison !

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