SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif .– The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office welcomes 11 new MPs after graduating from Allan Hancock College on Wednesday.
The new deputies graduated from the Allan Hancock College Basic Law Enforcement Academy.
The new MPs were sworn in by Sheriff Bill Brown before their graduation ceremony.
Daniel Abernethy, Oscar Covarrubias, Gregory Dominguez, Elias Gonzalez, Estanislao Gutierrez Jr., David Morrell, Marc Pyle, Jonathan Reyes, Ignacio Rios, Miguel Rodriguez and Sergio Rodriguez-Gutierrez were sworn in.
Family and friends attended the ceremony and an important member in the life of the MPs pinned their badges to their uniforms during the event.
The new deputies completed the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) which included courses in community policing, report writing, arrest, search and seizure laws, firearms, ethics, police procedures, ‘investigation, patrol techniques, arrest and control, physical training, CPR / first aid and emergency vehicle operations.
At their graduation ceremony, Deputy Estanislao Gutierrez received the Leigh Horn Memorial Award for Most Improved, Deputy David Morrell for the Doug Odom Firearms Award, Deputy Daniel Abernethy for the Physical Fitness Award and the deputy Elias Gonzalez for the Scenarios Award.
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