New Los Alamos Police Officers Robert Larsen, Tim Lonz, Chief Dino Sgambellone and Ryan Wolking Thursday following the swearing in ceremony at the Justice Center. Courtesy/LAPD
The Los Alamos Police Department initiated an Officer Selection Process toward the end of 2013. After a diligent and thorough testing and screening process of approximately 40 applicants, 10 certified applicants were chosen to continue in the testing process. Three out of the 10 certified, were successful in the process and accepted position’s with LAPD.
Magistrate Judge Pat Casados swears in new Los Alamos Police Cpl. Robert Larsen. Courtesy/LAPD
As well as these police officers, two new dispatchers were selected from a vast number of very qualified applicants. These officers and dispatchers first day on the job was March 3.
Los Alamos’ newest police officers received their badges Thursday afternoon at the Justice Center while surrounded by family, friends, and veteran officers. During a swearing in ceremony conducted by the Honorable Magistrate Judge Pat Casados, three officers took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and that of New Mexico.
Robert Larsen, Tim Lonz and Ryan Wolking are the County’s newest Police Officers, holding the rank of Corporal due to being certified and having prior law enforcement experience:
- Tim Lonz – 11.5 years with the Albuquerque Police Department;
- Robert Larsen – 8 years with the New Mexico State Police; and
- Ryan Wolking – 4 years with the Kentucky State Police.
New LAPD Dispatcher Roberto Lujan strums the guitar. Courtesy/LAPD
Roberto Lujan and Greg Lynch are the department’s newest emergency dispatchers:
- Roberto Lujan – 7 years with the Santa Fe Regional Emergency Communication Center; and
- Greg Lynch – 5 years with the Santa Fe Regional Emergency Communication Center.
“These individuals were selected from a large group of applicants because they best represent those qualities that we have identified as being the most critical in serving our community with professionalism and integrity,” Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone said.
The new officers are assigned to the Patrol Division and will undergo an intense Field Training Program. The two dispatchers also will undergo an intense training program and upon successful completion of the process, the officers and dispatchers will be assigned to shifts based on staffing needs.
Magistrate Judge Pat Casados swears in new Los Alamos Police Cpl. Ryan Wolking. Courtesy/LAPD
Magistrate Judge Pat Casados swears in new Los Alamos Police Cpl. Tim Lonz. Courtesy/LAPD