On April 29, 2022, marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Deputy David W. March.
Deputy David March was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle in Irwindale, CA.
Every LASD recruit class recites our creed during the morning procedures at the beginning of the day. Our creed, which was written by Deputy David W. March weeks before he was killed, is now a staple to our department and words we all by.
Recruit Class 461 did a presentation on the anniversary of his death and they were asked what the creed meant to them.
“Our goals are simple
I will always be painfully honest,
Work as hard as I can,
Learn as much as I can and hope-
fully make a difference in people’s
Deputy David W. March
EOW April 29, 2002
Deputies assigned to Recruit Training Bureau partipated in the funeral as an honor guard of one our own who retired from the the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The honor guard is a ceremonial unit comprised of sworn members of the department who are highly motivated and maintain exceptionally high standards of appearance, conduct and who show aptitude for ceremonial duty.
The primary role of the unit is to provide funeral honors for comrades. The honor guard also serves as the "guardians of the colors" by displaying and escorting the national flag on ceremonial occasions at official city functions.
Class 142 conducting training
Reserve Class #142 participated in scenario based training of suspicious person/vehicle burglary investigations at Biscailuz Training Academy.
They conducted weapons training at Pitchess Detention Center-Weapons Training Center.
The 18 reserve trainees are in week 14 of 20 of their academy training.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department - Reserve Forces Detail is encompassed by community members who volunteer their time and energy to fulfill many of the roles which are traditionally handled by full-time, Deputy Sheriffs.
Training Bureau -Tactics and Survival conducted active shooter training today. The training was held at the StubHub Center in Carson.
Deputies from Carson Sheriff's Station participated in the training alongside officers from Cal State University Police, the United States Marshalls and the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Active shooter training addresses the threat of an active shooter by providing awareness, preparation, prevention, and response methods.
LASD Academy Class #461 began Monday, March 28, 2022
Black Monday was held for Class 461 on Monday, 03/28 at STARS Center in Whittier.
A total of 96 recruits consisting of 87 LASD deputy sheriff trainees and a 9 recruits from participating agencies of the Culver City and Burbank Police Departments.
Wishing them all the luck during the 22 weeks of training!
On Monday, March 21, 2022, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department held the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Pitchess Detention Center (PDC) Emergency Vehicle Operations Center (EVOC), located at 29310 The Old Road, Castaic, California. Sheriff Alex Villanueva was responsible for cutting the ribbon to mark the official opening of the training facility.
Deputies assigned to EVOC are part of Training Bureau and are responsible for training department personnel, newly hired recruits and outside agencies.
Part of the duties for deputies assigned to Training Bureau- Recruit Training Unit are participating in honor guard details.
The honor guard is a ceremonial unit comprised of sworn members of the Sheriff’s Department who are highly motivated and maintain exceptionally high standards of appearance, conduct and who show aptitude for ceremonial duty. The primary role of the unit is to provide funeral honors for fallen comrades.
We take great pride and respect in honoring our brothers and sisters.
Practice makes perfect. Instructors testing out the skid pad at the new EVOC track at Pitchess Detention Center. The change was made in order to train personnel on how to safely steer out of a skid in the Explorers. After decades of using the old skid pad at the Pomona Fairgrounds in Crown Victoria patrol cars, we are now using a wet polished concrete surface in an all wheel drive vehicle.
The grand opening of the Pitchess Detention Center Emergency Vehicle Operations Center is scheduled for Monday, March 21st!
On Friday, February 18, 2022, Class #458 graduated at STARS Center in Whittier.
The academy class consisted of 75 graduates, 50 males and 19 females.
Six officers were from participating agencies.
The Honor recruit was Deputy Alexander Masada.
Congratulations to the new Peace Officers who have earned their 22 weeks of hard work and dedication!
Emergency Vehicle Operation Center Instructors were practicing on their new track located at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic.
This new track will officially open in March, just in time for Academy Class 459. They will be the first class to train at the new EVOC facility.
Class #459 has officially begun at the College of the Canyons -North Academy
Black Tuesday was held for the 52 recruits of Class 459 on Tuesday, February 1st.
Twenty weeks of training, 22 weeks of sweat and heart, with the goal and focus of becoming a peace officer with the State of California.
Along with training our own deputy sheriff trainees, LASD trains recruits from numerous agencies within Los Angeles County and neighboring counties as well.
With a newly poured asphalt parking lot and a freshly painted grinder, the North Academy staff were just as excited & eager for the 52 recruits to begin.
Recruit Training Staff visited the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Friday, January 21st.
Staff Sergeant Victor Sanchez, a Senior Drill instructor at MCRD gave LASD RTU staff a guided discussion about the 4 phases of Marine Corps Boot Camp and the reasoning behind the changes in leadership approaches throughout the phases. Gunnery Sergeant Lamarhi gave us the bigger overall view and guided discussion on how training impacts the rest of the Broader Marine Corps. Former Marine Greg Docaine gave us our Marine Corps Museum guided tour.
We were able to gain vital information from MCRD staff and how it correlates with LASD recruit training.
We viewed a graduation of 436 recruits, which included the 2nd ever female platoon in the history of the Marine Corps.