Long Beach
Police Department

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Long Beach, CA 90802
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11/5/2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
Subject:
LBPD ACADEMY GRADUATION CEREMONY HELD TODAY
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Recruit Class 88 Graduation Day
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The Long Beach Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of Academy Class #88. The graduation ceremony was held today, November 5, 2015, at the Long Beach Performing Arts, Terrace Theater.

Thirty-three Long Beach Police Department and two Gardena Police Department recruits successfully completed 27 ½ weeks of intense academic, physical and practical training in the areas such as: Patrol Procedures and Law Enforcement Tactics, Firearms Training, Weaponless Defense, Criminal Law, Vehicle Operations, Community Oriented Public Safety, and Cultural Diversity/Human Relations.

Class #88 is diverse group who bring to the department a wide range of talents from a variety of backgrounds. The demographics for the class (33 LBPD recruits only) are as follows:

Gender
Male: 23 (69.7%)
Female: 10 (30.3%)

Race
White: 18 (54.5%)
Hispanic: 11 (33.3%)
Black: 2 (6.1%)
Other: 2 (6.1%)
Asian: 0

Sex/Race
Male/White: 14 (42.4%)
Female/Hispanic: 6 (18.2%)
Male/Hispanic: 5 (15.2%)
Female/White: 4 (12.1%)
Male Black: 2 (6.1%)
Male/Other: 2 (6.1%)

Education
HS: 16 (48.5%)
BA/BS: 10 (30.3%)
AA: 6 (18.2%)
MA: 1 (3%)

The graduating class included the following officers:

Officer Amanda Aknin             Officer Tiffany Forster               Officer Matthew Pech*
Officer Monica Augustine        Officer Ivan Garcia                     Officer Charles Pruiet
Officer Matthew Calub             Officer Genoveva Gonzales       Officer Ivone Sanchez
Officer Jose Castro                   Officer Craig Hazlewood            Officer Manuel Sandoval
Officer Benjamin Cobb            Officer Benjamin Hearst             Officer Troy Schaefer
Officer James Connell              Officer Nathan Kane                   Officer Hunter Schneider
Officer Krizty Contreras           Officer Michael Leraas               Officer Timothy Stover
Officer Marc Cooks                  Officer Melissa Martinez            Officer Juan Urrieta
Officer Kristina Cortes             Officer Kevin Matter                  Officer Brian Weber
Officer Alma Davila                 Officer Kevin Moreno                Officer Daniel Wollenberg
Officer Holden Deaton             Officer Michelle Mounts            Officer Mayda Zelaya*
Officer Elieser Domingo          Officer Bradley Muhlenkamp
*Gardena Police Department


The Long Beach Police Department congratulates the graduates and wishes them continued success in their future careers as law enforcement officers.