This weeks Hometown Hero is Corporal Jordan Mirakian!
"We are very proud that Corporal Mirakian was selected as the Chamber's Hometown Hero," said Chief of Police Philip Gonshak. "During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been so much information being put out to the public from various governments, cities, and agencies. Jordan's use of social media, Facebook Live "ride alongs," and his constant monitoring of our online presence has been so helpful to the community. He is always available to help clarify any confusion about local or county health orders and is very responsive when the community has questions about how to keep themselves safe."
Corporal Jordan Mirakian joined the Seal Beach Police Department after spending 18 years as a police officer in San Diego and Laguna Beach. Jordan has worked in a variety of assignments over a 20 year career including Patrol Operations, Field Training, Honor Guard, Regional Training and Investigations. For almost 8 years, Jordan was a Sergeant in what he calls his "former law enforcement life in San Diego". During his time with the Seal Beach Police Department, Jordan has been on the Beach Team, worked as a Field Training Officer and he's currently assigned to the graveyard shift as a patrol officer. In between calls for service, Jordan is part of a team of friends on the police department that manage the social media pages
"We’re lucky to work for a city and department that trusts us to send out a consistent message to our community that is real, transparent, open and honest. Our livestreams have been a great way for us to get to know our community and they‘ve also given them a chance to get to know us as well." Jordan stated.
Behind the badge, Jordan is a former Los Alamitos Griffin and played football for both Los Alamitos High School and for ten years, the San Diego Enforcers Law Enforcement Football Team. He considers himself "homegrown" which is why in 2017, he applied for a vacant position with the Seal Beach Police Department and came back home to start over and serve the community where he grew up.
Jordan considers himself lucky to have two families; his Seal Beach Police Department family and his family at home. Jordan and his wife Natalya, who is a professional MMA Fighter, live in Orange County with their two dogs Rex and Shelby and their tortoise “Mr. T”. Yes, the character from the A-Team.