Tustin PD adds two new officers to its force

By BTB Staff

Andrew Ok and Bradley Schultz are the newest officers to join the Tustin Police Department.

Both graduated, along with scores of other recruits from numerous agencies, on Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Regional Training Academy.

Ok and Schultz are members of the Class of 229th Basic Academy.

Tustin PD’s newest officers, Andrew Ok, center left, and Bradley Schultz, center right, line up with Tustin PD officers who attended the OCSD Regional Training Academy graduation, including Tustin Police Chief Charles Celano and Tustin PD Deputy Chief Paul Garaven, in front of the Orange County Peace Officers’ Memorial Monument.
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The TPD will hold a swearing-in and welcoming ceremony for the two new officers, along with several other new employees, on Feb. 15.

The additions of Ok and Schultz to the TPD brings the agency’s total sworn personnel to 94, two short of the 96 sworn positions for which the TPD is authorized.

Five TPD recruits currently are attending the Criminal Justice Training Center at Golden West College, Lt. Bob Wright said.

Tustin Police Chief Charles Celano presents OCSD Regional Training Academy graduate Andrew Ok with his new Tustin PD badge during the Jan. 25 graduation ceremony.
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Ok was born in South Korea and grew up in Oahu. He graduated from Fairfax High School in 2013. He attended UC Irvine, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in criminology, law and society as well as psychology and social behavior.

Ok began his career at the TPD as a cadet in 2016.

His brother, Adrian, a deputy sheriff for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, pinned on his badge at the Jan. 25 ceremony.

Andrew Ok, right, has his new Tustin PD badge pinned on him by his brother, Adrian, during the graduation ceremony.
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Schultz was born in Santa Monica and grew up in San Juan Capistrano. He graduated from Valley High School in 2010. He attended Northeastern University in Boston and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

The Tustin PD hired Schultz as a police recruit in July 2017.

His girlfriend, Yvette, and his parents, Neal and Kim, pinned on his badge.

Tustin Police Chief Charles Celano presents OCSD Regional Training Academy graduate Bradley Schultz with his new Tustin PD badge during the graduation ceremony.
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OCSD Regional Training Academy graduate Bradley Schultz gets a kiss from his girlfriend, Yvette, while his parents, Neal and Kim, look on during the Jan. 25 graduation ceremony.
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Bradley Schultz takes the academy’s oath of office.
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OCSD Regional Training Academy graduate, and Tustin PD’s newest officer, Andrew Ok, center, takes the academy’s oath of office.
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The chiefs of police from each law enforcement agency with graduating recruits sit on the stage with other dignitaries during the graduation ceremony.
Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC