Friday morning’s ceremony for Academy Class No. 407 featured 53 recruits who were sworn in at their graduation from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Eugene W. Biscailuz Regional Training Academy.
The class is comprised of 46 male and five female Deputy Sheriffs, one male Police Officer from Glendale Police Department, and one male Police Officer from Inglewood Police Department. The recruits took the oath of office during the ceremony held Friday, Sept. 4, and transitioned their status into peace officers.
Sheriff Jim McDonnell was joined by Chief Mark Fronterotta, Inglewood Police Department, and Chief Robert Castro, Glendale Police Department. Chief Castro was the keynote speaker and delivered inspirational remarks to the graduates and their guests.
After receiving their certificates, the graduates were officially sworn in as peace officers by Sheriff Jim McDonnell, who applauded their decision to become peace officers, and reminded them of the responsibility, accountability and challenge they assumed in taking their new charge.
“As someone with 35 years in the business of law enforcement, there are few greater honors than welcoming the next generation of our chosen few. Only three in 100 applicants graduate from the Academy,” said Sheriff McDonnell.
He also thanked the family members and friends who support them daily, and who will come to know some of the peripheral challenges of being a law enforcement professional.
In a special segment of the ceremony, Officer Jeremy Ciauri, Inglewood Police Department, was named the Honor Recruit. 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. Officer Ciauri was also named as the Academic Recruit for graduating with the highest academic scores.
For questions or information, contact Public Information Officer Nicole Nishida at 323-810-1973.