For Immediate Release April 29, 2022
187th Basic Recruit Academy Graduation
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) today welcomed 26 new officers to the OPD family, as members of the 187th Basic Recruit Academy graduated in a ceremony held at the Scottish Rite Center. “Trust is built through respectful engagement, consistent communication and listening to our community,” said Oakland Police Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong. “The foundation of our ministry is rooted in treating people procedurally fairly, with dignity and respect. You must hold yourself to high ethical standards on and off the job. »
“Today’s graduates are the authors of the next chapter in policing in Oakland and across America,” said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. “I am personally grateful to each of our new Oakland police officers, as they are the ones who have raised their hands and stepped forward at this historic moment as our city moves forward to become a national model of policing. progressives and professionals.
The Academy’s 187th class is a diverse group with three women and 23 men; band members speak multiple languages including Spanish, Korean, Arabic, and Tagalog. The valedictorian of the 187th Academy is Khalil Logan. The newly sworn officers are Ivan Rogelio Barajas, Robert Brown, James Hartman, Richard Filer, Alexander Garcia, Moaud Ghazi, Alondra, Gabrielle Hamilton, Trevor Harley, Alon Henner, Delonzo Jackson-Ellis, Paul Kim, Brandon Ko, Sherman Mitchell, Behzad Moeinimanesh, Frank Pan, Christian Paran, Sherman Pruitt II, Joel Reyes, Carlos Ronquillo, Griselda Santana, Carlos Santillan, Dalton Winn, Henry Woods, Jr., Jacob Zimmerman.
Six Alameda Police Department officers also graduated from OPD’s 187and Academy.
The graduates are a welcome addition to our Oakland family and represent another step forward in our efforts to grow the police department and increase public safety and confidence in the city of Oakland.