Police – April 2019
Congratulations to Officer Chris Amorino who has retired after many years of service in law enforcement. Officer Amorino started his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles Housing Authority Police Department in 1997 as a patrol officer. In 1999 he joined the University Police Department at Cal Poly where he served until 2001. In 2001, he joined the El Segundo Police Department and has served in many assignments including patrol officer, Field Training Officer, detective and on a US Customs Asset Forfeiture Task Force. Officer Amorino is excited and looks forward to spending time with his family.
Congratulations are also in order for Crime Prevention Officer Laurie Risk who retired after 30 years of dedicated service at ESPD! Laurie worked tirelessly throughout her career and has won distinguished awards including the El Segundo Citizen of the Year and the Crime Prevention Officer of the Year for Region 1 (Los Angeles). She was an outstanding member of the police department and her decades of hard work has positively impacted many lives. Congratulations and we miss you!
ESPD has launched our “Uniquely ESPD” recruitment campaign and kicked it off with a police ride along video with former LA Kings hockey player and NHL Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille. www.joinespd.com
On April 27, 2019, ESPD will collaborate with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. We will be accepting everyone’s unwanted/expired medication so it can be disposed of safely (syringes will not be accepted for disposal). The event will be held on April 27, 2019 from 10am-2pm at the El Segundo Maintenance Yard located at 150 Illinois Street. This is a fast and convenient way to drop off your unwanted medication. If you can’t make it to the event, city employees can drop off your unwanted medication anytime beforehand at the PD lobby.
ESPD has wrapped up our Food Pantry Donation Drive and we would like to thank everyone that dropped of goods to help El Segundo families in need. All donated items will be given to the Community Alliance to Support and Empower (CASE). CASE is a locally organized and operated agency that assists the needy by providing access to a food pantry. Pantry items directly assist El Segundo residents who are facing financial difficulties and could use a little help. Thank you!
On March 26, 2019, School Resource Officer personnel participated in a Safety and Security Meeting at Da Vinci High School. The Inter-Agency meeting included personnel from the Hawthorne Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and school faculty from surrounding school districts. Important safety procedures and other school related topics were discussed.