Sheriff Jim McDonnell Officiates Over Graduation Ceremony of Academy Class #411

Los Angeles

A total of 87 polished recruits lined up in formation this morning at East Los Angeles College, awaiting inspection and the formal transformation from recruits into peace officers during their graduation ceremony.


Academy Class #411, which is made up of 64 male and 15 female deputy sheriffs, and seven male and one female police officers from the El Segundo, Inglewood, Los Angeles School, San Gabriel, and Signal Hill Police Departments, graduated from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Biscailuz Center Training Academy, in Los Angeles, during ceremonies held on Friday, April 1, 2016.

The Honorable Scott Gordon of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, delivered inspirational remarks to the graduates and their guests.


After receiving their graduation certificates, the graduates were officially sworn in as peace officers by Sheriff Jim McDonnell.

In a special segment of the ceremony, Recruit Harold Adams, from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s 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.  Recruit Eric Treadway, from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was named as the Academic Recruit for graduating with the highest academic scores.


Each class of recruits processed through the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Biscailuz Center Training Academy brings together a collection of unique aspects, qualities and experiences.  One example of such is that out of the 87 graduating recruits from Academy Class #411, 35 of them speak a language other than English.  They are of Chinese, Egyptian, Guatemalan, Korean, Mexican, Salvadoran, Taiwanese and Vietnamese descent.  They speak Arabic, Armenian, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Congratulations Academy Class #411!

For further information, contact Public Information Officer Nicole Nishida at 323-810-1973 or the Sheriff’s Information Bureau at 213-229-1700.


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