Airport Police Captain Mario Patrick, Officer Sergio Fernandez, Chief of Airport Police David L. Maggard Jr., Officer Edgar Limbaring Jr., Airport Police Assistant Chief John Wallace
Photos by CSI Officer Shawn Smith
(Los Angeles, California – January 18, 2019) In a graduations ceremony held at the Los Angeles Police Academy near Dodger Stadium, two new Airport Police Officers were sworn into service by Chief David L. Maggard Jr., Chief of Airport Police.
New Airport Police Officer Sergio Fernandez, a California State University Dominguez Hills graduate with a degree in Business Management & Human Resources, and Edgar Limbaring Jr., a former License Vocational Nurse, bring their training and experience to the Los Angeles Airport Police Division.
Before swearing in his new officers, Chief Maggard spoke to the graduates, their family and friends who gathered to celebrate the momentous occasion. Chief Maggard thanked everyone for their support of his new officers and said, "Today is a great accomplishment for these officers but it is just one plateau in what we hope will be a long career in the rewarding field of law enforcement."
The two new Airport Police Officers will now begin 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.
In addition to 550 sworn officers, Los Angeles Airport Police Division also employs 430 security officers and nearly 200 civilian professional staff. As the largest aviation law enforcement agency in the nation, Airport Police patrols and secures Los Angeles International Airport, the Nation’s second busiest and world’s fifth busiest airport, and Van Nuys general aviation airport.