David Calderon, the newest member of the South Pasadena Police Department, has made a promise “to work hard everyday” in his role as an officer.
After taking the oath this week Calderon, a graduate of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy, said he’s been welcomed into the SPPD “with open arms,” and it has been “a great experience” as he looks ahead to his new assignment in South Pasadena.
“David hopes to become a role model for kids in South Pasadena, bringing forth a positive attitude, dedication, and commitment to the community,” said South Pasadena City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe, noting Calderon was inspired by his family to make law enforcement a career goal. His aunt is the former chief of Police in Baldwin Park while his brother is a sergeant in North Las Vegas and his brother is a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff.
“David is looking forward to getting to know our residents and I would like all of us to welcome him to the South Pasadena family,” said DeWolfe.
In response, Calderon said, “I’m very excited and happy to be here in the City of South Pasadena. It has been an amazing experience. It has given me this great energy, this great feeling to go out there and get to work and meet the community.”
South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Marina Khubesrian said, “We are looking forward to you joining the department,” talking about the new officer. “Here in South Pasadena, we really value our officers and you in becoming a part of the fabric of the community as you get to know our residents personally, which is the beauty of (working in) a small town.”
Calderon, who was born in El Paso, Texas, moved to the City of San Fernando, where he was raised and graduated from San Fernando High School. Growing up, he was active in in sports and scouting. Calderon is married to his wife, Sabrina, and together they have a 9-year-old son, Joseph.