Orlando Jasso Jr. lifted his right hand and swore an oath to serve and protect his community Friday morning.

Jasso started with the Alice Police Department in September of 2016 with the communications department at the age of 18. While working with the department, he was also attending the Del Mar Police Academy.

He will hit the streets as a patrol officer after his training.

He was sworn in by Honorable Richard De Leon and pinned by his father Cpl. Orlando Jasso Sr. whose been with the department since 2009.

Patrol Officer Orlando Jasso Jr. has always been intrigued with law enforcement. He was a member of the Alice High School’s Junior Police Academy.