The City recently secured grant funding that has allowed the City to hire an additional Police Officer as a School Resource Officer (SRO). The SRO position will be responsible for handling most calls for service at our La Palma schools, teaching the Department's Police Interaction with Youth (P.I.Y.) program, and providing counseling, education, and awareness on various topics to students. The addition of a SRO allows our other patrol officers to spend more time patrolling La Palma neighborhoods.
Officer Hongsing Phou has been selected as the School Resource Officer. Prior to becoming a La Palma Police Officer, Officer Phou worked for nine years in various sectors of the social work field. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a focus on children, youth and families, and he brings the experience, understanding, and character that are essential for the SRO position.