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Irvine Police Swear in Three New Officers

1/21/2014

 

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Chief Maggard swore in three new police officers in a ceremony held in in Department’s Emergency Operations Center.  The three officers, Bo Kim, Joshua Wyper and Mudassar Mahmood took their oath of office in front of a packed crowd full of friends, family members and new co-workers.

Officer Kim comes to the Irvine Police Department with a history of service.  He was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and later served as an officer with both the Westminster and La Palma police departments.  Officer Kim has an Associate of Arts degree in Universal Studies from Irvine Valley College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the California State University, Long Beach and graduated from the Goldenwest Police Academy in 2008.

On Thursday, January 16, Officers Wyper and Mahmood graduated from the 208th class of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.  The 6-month academy culminated in a ceremony held at the Regional Training Facility in Tustin where Officer Wyper received the Physical Training Award for top marks in his class.  Officer Wyper has prior experience working in the field of criminal justice as a teacher in the Parolee Education Program and as an Intern with the Redlands Police Department.  He also has experience in sales and coaching.  Offer Wyper holds two Master of Arts degrees, one in Theology and the other in Philosophy, both from Biola University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Westmont College.

Officer Mahmood began his law enforcement career as a cadet with the Santa Ana Police Department where he also worked as a Court Liaison Officer in their Investigations division.  He first worked for the Irvine Police Department in 2011 as an Intern, working with the Animal Services and Crime Prevention Units before taking a paid position as a Public Safety Assistant assigned to the Great Park.  He earned an Associate of Arts degree in Social and Behavioral Science from Irvine Valley College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine.

The three officers will be assigned to the station for Department orientation and begin field training later this month.