Local business owner and father finds time to help police department

(Courtesy: Brent Hirunpugdi)

A local business owner joins the Phoenix Police Department.

Brent Hirunpugdi is a local business owner and father of a twelve and five-year-old can now add Reserve Officer for the City of Phoenix Police Department to his resume.

Hirunpugdi was sworn in on Tuesday and has committed to dedicating at least 20 hours a month to serving the community.

"I used to be a law enforcement officer and I felt that it was important for me to give back to the community. So I took an opportunity through the Phoenix Police Department to do so," said Hirunpugdi.

Brent previously served in the Los Angeles Police Department for six and a half years prior to joining the Phoenix Police Department.

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