IN PICTURES: Long Beach Police Department academy graduation • Long Beach Post

The Long Beach Police Department celebrated the graduation of its newest recruits, who have now completed a critical step to becoming officers: the 27-week basic training.


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This is the 92nd graduating class in Long Beach. The ceremony was held Thursday at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, in the Terrace Theater.

The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, three Garden Grove police recruits, one Fullerton police recruit, and one Redondo Beach police recruit.

Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 recruits are silhouetted in the window of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater, before entering the theater for their graduation Thursday afternoon. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
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Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 recruits line up before entering the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater, for their graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 recruits, during their graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 recruits, during their graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Juana Huerta blesses her son her son LBPD recruit Cesar Huerta, during the Presentation of Badges, at a graduation ceremony for the Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92, Thursday afternoon, at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92, during the Presentation of Badges, with friends and family during their graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
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Stephanie Wright, left, gives a lei to her son LBPD recruit Laurence Siavi’i, during the Presentation of Badges, at a graduation ceremony for the Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92, Thursday afternoon, at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 recruits are sworn in by Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna, during a graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon, at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Elizabeth Flores gets a kiss from her fiancé LBPD recruit Daniel Tsoi-A-Sue, during the Presentation of Badges, at a graduation ceremony for the Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92, Thursday afternoon, at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92, during the Presentation of Badges, with friends and family during their graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 recruits, during their graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 recruits during a Presentation of Badges with their friends and family at a graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 recruits during a Presentation of Badges with their friends and family at a graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Vivian Estrada gives a hug to her son LBPD recruit Emiliano Estrada, during the Presentation of Badges, at a graduation ceremony for the Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92, at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna during the Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 graduation ceremony, Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia during the Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 graduation ceremony, Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 recruits, during their graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 recruits, during their graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna,left, and recruit, class #92 President and Officer Jorge Mazon of the Garden Grove Police Department, during the Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 graduation ceremony, Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna during an inspection of the Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92, during a graduation ceremony, Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 recruits, during their graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna,left, gives the Outstanding Recruit Award to LBPD recruit Connor Kloss, during the Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 graduation ceremony, Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 recruits, during their graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 recruits celebrate, during their graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

Long Beach Police Department Academy Class #92 recruits celebrate, during their graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater. The class is comprised of 40 Long Beach police recruits, 3 Garden Grove police recruits, 1 Fullerton police recruit, and 1 Redondo Beach police recruit, who have successfully completed the 27½ week Basic Academy. Long Beach Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr / For The Long Beach Post

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