The San Marino Police Department officially welcomed Police Officer Jesse Wang to the force during a swearing-in ceremony that was held at City Hall on Thursday, December 26.
Wang, a resident of Pasadena, is a graduate of Orange High School and the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied Psychology.
Hired on July 1, he graduated the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Academy on Friday, December 20 and will serve on modified duty with a field training officer for 18 weeks until going on patrol himself.
His first position in law enforcement, Wang ran his own business for a time before transitioning to public safety. He told The Tribune that he was drawn to San Marino for the style of community and how it interacts with the department.
“I like a community that appreciates law enforcement and it’s a place where you can be more detailed in your work and make a difference in the community,” said Wang.