RPD swears in Loredo

RPD swears in LoredoLaura Loredo is sworn in as the newest officer of Ridgecrest Police Department by by interim Chief Jed McLaughlin. Loredo is a 2006 graduate of Tehachapi High School, currently pursuing her bachelor of arts in criminal justice from Union University. She was an Explorer with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, as well as a detention deputy, before graduating from Hanford Academy in 2016. Her swearing-in ceremony was attended by her family and friends. “She will need your continued support throughout her career,” said an RPD spokesperson. “Law enforcement has many demands — both on and off-duty — and the hours can be demanding.” -- Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2017-09-15