2011 Pacific Area Reserve Officer of the Year
Brent Carey, Serial No. R6122
Pacific Area is proud to announce the selection of Reserve Officer Brent Carey, Serial No. R6122, as its 2011 Reserve Officer of the Year. Brent Carey is more deserving of this award than any other Reserve in the Department. No individual has demonstrated more dedication to the Reserve program than he has. His kindness, knowledge, and dedication, make him a valuable asset to our Pacific Area Family.
Brent Carey originally began his tenure with the Department as a Police Officer, class 1-1975. He retired in July of 2008, as a Sergeant II+3 of Air Support Division. He immediately transitioned into the Reserve Officer program where he has continued to serve the Los Angeles Police Department. Brent primarily works morning watch patrol and occasionally with the Community Relations Office. Brent, on average, works three patrol shifts a week.He continues to impact crime in Pacific Area, especially in times when patrol has been understrength. Brent has helped reduce crime by putting numerous criminals behind bars.
Besides making many arrests, testifying in court and attending training days, he works numerous holidays, so his less tenured co-workers can enjoy time off with their families. He never complains and is always eager and willing to work with anyone, and for anyone, who might need the day off. Brent also holds personal fitness very close to his heart; he is a bicyclist and a runner. In the past year he has participated in many Department sporting events including the Memorial Run, and most recently the Fall Bench Press competition in which he took home a gold medal. He is an inspiration, a role model and a great motivator to all that surround him.
This individual is the cornerstone of Pacific Area Patrol. Brent worked over 1000 hours in 2011. He has gained the respect and confidence of not only his fellow Pacific Patrol Officers, but also from his supervisors and Command Staff, with whom he interacts on a weekly basis.Reserve Officer Carey truly exemplifies the motto of the Reserve Program, “to be a Reserve is to be twice a citizen.”