Twenty-four female and thirty-eight male Deputy Sheriffs, as well as nine male and one female Police Officers from the Culver City, Inglewood, Monterey Park and Pasadena Police Departments, graduated from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Training Academy in Los Angeles during ceremonies held Friday morning,November 14, 2014, at the Biscailuz Center Training Academy.
As part of the graduation, a badge-pinning ceremony was conducted, with the new Deputies and Officers receiving their badges from a family member or loved one. After receiving their graduation certificates, the graduates were officially sworn in as peace officers by Sheriff John Scott.
Academy Class #402 dedicated their Colors Run to the memory of Deputy James M. Murphy, father of graduating Sheriff’s recruit, Ernest Murphy. Deputy James M. Murphy retired in March, 2011, after 22 years of dedicated service. While battling cancer, he passed away on September 21, 2014, just one month before the Colors Run.
The ceremony for Academy Class #402 is the second graduation at the Biscailuz Center Training Academy since its recent renovation and re-dedication, and the first Academy class to attend a complete course of training there since Class #220 in 1984.