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Custody Assistant Graduation Class 99


CA Graduation

Graduating Custody Assistant Class 99 was presided over by Assistant Sheriff Robert J. Olmsted Friday, April 12, 2019, at the Biscailuz Center Training Academy. He was joined by Captain Eric Deroian, Burbank Police Department and Commander Don Mauk, Long Beach Police Department., in presenting diplomas to the 42 graduates.

The recruits completed the eight week long academy at Biscailuz Center Training Academy.  Of the 42 recruits, there were 27 males and 15 females; 39 were Los Angeles County Custody Assistants; 3 were from the participating agencies of Long Beach and Gardena.

Class 99 is a culturally diverse group with 7 recruits born outside the United States, and 26 able to speak a language other than English (Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Yoruba are just a few examples). 


Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Assistant Sheriff Robert J. Olmsted, was the keynote speaker and delivered inspirational remarks to the graduates and their guests.

In a special segment of the ceremony, Custody Assistant Alexandria M. Sananikone, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, was named the Honor Recruit. This award is given to the recruit who achieves the highest numerical average based upon leadership qualities, academics, and physical performance throughout the training period.  Custody Assistant Edward C. Chen, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was named the Academic Recruit.

Congratulations, Custody Assistant Academy Class 99, and thank you for the fine qualities you bring to our department!