LBPD Officers Jason Garcia and George Ayala Awarded for Excellence

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long beach police dialogue with communityThe Long Beach Police Department is proud to announce that two of its officers have been recognized by the Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County (POALAC) and honored with the Award for Excellence in Field Operations.

Long Beach Police Officers Jason Garcia and George Ayala, both assigned to the North Patrol Division, were presented with the award on the evening of Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the POALAC’s Annual Installation Banquet and Centurion Awards for Excellence dinner, which was held at the Calamigos Equestrian Center in Burbank, California.

The Excellence in Field Operations award is presented to an individual or group that has made specific remarkable achievements in patrol operations. Nominees must have demonstrated measurable achievements in patrol operations that have improved effectiveness, efficiency or productivity and enhanced public safety in the community.

Officers Garcia and Ayala’s efforts have included the consistent gathering of investigative information, and the serving of numerous search warrants, which has resulted in a high level of felony arrests and the confiscation of substantial amounts of firearms, narcotics and currency. They continuously network with other details within the Long Beach Police Department and are eager to share their knowledge and experience with their peers. Additionally, they have established communications with outside law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels to assist them with their relentless efforts to combat crime.

Stated by Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell, “Officer Garcia and Officer Ayala’s enthusiasm is inspiring. Their passion to make a difference in the community they serve is evident in their day to day work. Their commitment and dedication to the Long Beach Police Department and the City of Long Beach is truly commendable.”

The Long Beach Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Jason Garcia and Officer George Ayala on this outstanding achievement.

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