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17 May 2021


Two Seal Beach Police Officers were selected to join the
Community Oriented Policing (“COP”) Team.

Officers Kendra Owen and Ben Jaipream have been selected as the Seal Beach Police
Department’s two newest Community Oriented Policing officers. During the busy
summer months this two-officer team will be patrolling throughout the city, Main Street,
and the beach area in anticipation of the increased crowds and summer activity. The
team will be deployed from Memorial Day through the Labor Day weekend.

The two officers selected for this assignment were chosen because of their proactivity
and dedication to the City of Seal Beach. Their primary objective will be to help keep
the most trafficked areas of Seal Beach safe by being a uniformed presence and by
preventing crimes. The officers will patrol on foot, in cars, on bicycles, and in off-road

Officer Kendra Owen began her career in law enforcement with the Los Alamitos Police
Department in 2009. She has worked in Patrol, Investigations, as a Field Training
Officer and as a Corporal. In 2019 she lateraled to the Seal Beach Police Department
where she has been assigned to Patrol Operations.

Officer Ben Jaipream began his law enforcement career with the Westminster Police
Department in 2004. He worked various assignments including Patrol, Special
Investigations, Narcotics, Gangs, and served on the multi-jurisdictional West County
SWAT Team. In 2017, he lateraled to the Seal Beach Police Department. He is
currently assigned to Patrol Operations, Field Training Officer, Explorer Advisor, Peer
Support, TLO, and Special Enforcement Teams. Officer Jaipream rejoined the West
County SWAT Team and is currently a Team Leader on one of the tactical elements.

“Because of our beautiful beaches, popular Main Street, and excellent weather, we
normally see a large increase in tourists to our city,” said Seal Beach Police Chief Philip
Gonshak. “Unfortunately this increase in population also creates an upward trend in
criminal activity. By dedicating these two officers to patrol our busiest areas, our
mission will be to drive down crime and improve the quality of life for residents, visitors,
and businesses.”

Although the COP Team will deploy from the Police Substation at the base of the pier,
they will respond to emergencies throughout the city and address quality of life issues in
all neighborhoods. They will also act as liaisons between the Police Department and
businesses, and will participate in community education events.

During the non-summer months, the COP Team will be assigned as liaisons to
McGaugh Elementary School, conduct directed enforcement for specific Vehicle and
Penal Code sections, host community meetings, and to work with the Chamber of
Commerce. The COP Team members will also be assigned as Quality of Life officers
and will help connect community members in need to various resources.

For more information about the Seal Beach Police Department, please visit us on social
media @sealbeachpolice.


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