Graduation Ceremony of Academy Class 467

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Graduation Ceremony of Academy Class 467

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Sheriff Robert G. Luna Presided Over Graduation Ceremony of Academy Class #467

On Thursday, September 14, 2023, a total of 76 polished recruits lined up at Stars Center (Memorial Wall Courtyard), in what would be their final platoon formation as academy classmates. After 22 weeks of rigorous academy training, the recruits pressed through an equally intense and meticulous formal class inspection by law enforcement executives just before the ceremony.

The ceremony was a formal transformation of academy recruits into sworn peace officers. Sheriff Robert G. Luna presided over the graduation ceremony and delivered encouraging remarks to the 17 females and 59 male graduates and their guests.

Image of Sheriff Robert Luna, standing at a podium speaking to a crowd that is out of frame, He is pointing one finger outward towards the audience. He is wearing a tan uniform shirt with a black tie and a badge over his left side.

Sheriff Robert Luna was joined on stage by Chief Garrett Kennedy, Alhambra Police Department; Chief Roy Nakamura, Arcadia Police Department; Captain Art Jimenez, Bell Police Department; Captain Adam Cornils, Burbank Police Department; Chief Leslie Murray, Downey Police Department; Chief Jaime Bermudez, El Segundo Police Department; Chief Manuel Cid, Glendale Police Department; Chief Cosme Lozano, Huntington Park Police Department; Chief Steven Zipperman, Los Angeles School Police Department; Chief Alan Sanvictores, Monrovia Police Department; Chief Ramon Batista, Santa Monica Police Department; Chief Darren Arakawa, South Gate Police Department; Chief Jeremiah ‘Jay’ Hart, Torrance Police Department; Interim Chief John Thomas, University of California, Los Angeles Police Department in presenting the 76 graduates with their Peace Officer Standards and Training certificates. The graduates were then officially sworn in as California Peace Officer

picture of Sheriff luna in the center of two deputies getting rewards. Rivera is on the left of Sheriff luna, and Gomez is on Sheriff Luna's right.

In a special segment of the ceremony, Deputy Jimmy Rivera, LASD, was named as the class Honor Recruit. This award is earned by the recruit who achieved the highest numerical average based upon leadership qualities, academics, marksmanship, and physical performance throughout the training period. Deputies Fabian Gomez and Jimmy Rivera, LASD, were honored as Academic Recruits. This award is earned by the recruit who achieved the highest academic scores.

The class additionally had an honorary speaker, Mia Wright. Mia is the 11-year-old daughter of CHP Sergeant Brandon Wright of CHP Central Los Angeles Division. Mia addressed Class #467 and reminded the newly sworn the community cares about them and supports Peace Officers. Mia has initiated her own cause, “Operation Thank Blue,” where she reminds Peace Officers in the community that their service is cherished by those they serve. 

Each class of recruits processed through the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Stars Center Training Academy, brings together a collection of unique aspects, qualities, and experiences.

Academy Class #467 is a largely international collection of backgrounds, reflective of the vast array of cultures found within Los Angeles County. Of the (76) graduating recruits, (52) recruits speak a language other than English, including Cantonese, Igbo, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish & Vietnamese. With (3) recruits born in the foreign countries of Colombia, Liberia, China.

These graduates bring with them a (38), service experience in the armed forces (7), backgrounds in law enforcement (15), and many come from families with a tradition of serving in law enforcement (23).

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Congratulates Academy Class 467!

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