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Meet Your Future Colleagues

Glendale Police Officer Sharon Kim

Agent Sharon Kim 

  • Joined Glendale Police Department as a Police Cadet in 2004, attended Cal State University Northridge.

  • Hired as a Police Officer Recruit in 2007, attended Los Angeles Sheriff's Academy (class 359), assigned to patrol division after graduation.

  • Transferred to Gang Unit as Detective in 2012, transferred to AB109 Task Force in 2013 to monitor parole, probation, and PRCS population.

  • Transferred back to patrol in 2015, currently assigned as a Field Training Officer to train new officers.

  • Member of department's honor guard, defensive tactics instructor, and EMT.

  • Former member of Crisis Negotiation Team as Negotiator.

  • Grateful to serve her community and help make Glendale a safe city.

  • Became a Police Officer to serve her community.

Officer Edgar Zabunyan

  • Officer Edgar Zabunyan born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia.

  • Moved to the United States at 17, started law enforcement as a California Highway Patrol explorer at West Valley Division.

  • Bachelor's (2006) and Master's degrees (2010) in Criminal Justice and Security.

  • Twice nominated with MADD awards for his DUI arrests.

  • Lateralled to Glendale Police Department in 2014, worked in Patrol Division, then transferred to Community Impact Bureau as School Resource Officer (SRO) at Hoover Herbert High school in 2016.

  • Currently assigned to Downtown Policing Unit and a member of recruitment cadre

  • Fluent in Armenian and Russian languages.

  • Represented the department in numerous television shows, news conferences, and community-related events.

  • Successfully graduated from SWAT school in 2017.


Glendale Police Officer Edgar Zabunyan
Glendale Police Officer Albert Nazaryan

Officer Albert Nazaryan

  • Albert Nazaryan graduated from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Custodial Officer Academy, Class 94

  • The academy training includes academics, law, physical training, defensive tactics, live fire, proper communications, intervention, custodial laws, and rules set by the State of California and Federal Law.

  • Albert's interest in law enforcement began when he joined the Glendale Police Department's Law Enforcement Explorer Program during his freshman year of high school.

  • After high school, he became a Glendale Police Cadet and took his next step to full-time employment as a Custody Officer in July 2017.

  • He completed his formal training and certification after six months of experience in the jail.

  • He will now work as a full-time custodial officer at the Glendale City Jail.


Officer Ashraf “Ash” E. Hanna

  • Officer Hanna is a lateral transfer from the Los Angeles Police Department.

  • He was born in Egypt and moved to the United States when he was 21 years old.

  • He obtained his AS degree in Criminal Justice from Glendale Community College.

  • Ash worked a variety of jobs including a security guard, customer service at Starbucks, and a business banker.

  • After college, he was hired by the Los Angeles Police Department where he served for six years and received many commendations.

  • Ash is a proud resident of Glendale and an active member of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

  • In his spare time, he enjoys running, fishing, martial arts, and regularly donates blood to Children's Hospital.

Glendale Police Officr Ashraf Hanna
DNA Michelle Metchikian

DNA Specialist Michelle Metchikian

  • DNA Specialist at the Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory (VRCL) within the Glendale Police Department.

  • BS in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry from Loyola Marymount University and an MS in Forensic Science with a Forensic Biology concentration from Michigan State University.

  • Started at the VRCL since 2014 as an intern, then a DNA technician and later a full-time DNA Specialist.

  • Worked on around 500 cases, including a cold case homicide from 1993.

  • Outside of work, Michelle is the VP of the Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation, a youth leader at church, a Glendale Trail Safety Patrol member, and a volunteer ski instructor in Mammoth.

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