San Gabriel
Police Officers' Association

Board Members

President

Gabino Bañuelos

Autobiography coming soon.

Vice President

Gilbert Magaña

Gilbert Magaña began his career in law enforcement with the San Gabriel Police Department in 2015. From 2016-2017, he was a Police Explorer Advisor, where he mentored and trained police explorers. In 2017, Magaña became part of the newly restructured Bicycle Response Team. Additionally in 2017 while in patrol, he established the first ever position of a Mental Health Evaluation Team (MET) Officer. In 2019, he was assigned to the Investigations Bureau working crimes against persons. In 2021, Magaña took on a collateral duty and became a Use of Force Instructor for the department. In 2022, Magaña became a member of the newly developed Peer Support Team for the department. As part of the Peer Support Team, he provides a helping hand, support, and resources for officers and employees going through a difficult time.

Magaña was elected as the President for the San Gabriel Police Officers’ Association from 2017-2020. In both 2021 and 2022, he was elected as the Vice President for the Police Officers’ Association.

Sergeant-At-Arms

Steve Gaona

Steve Gaona began his career in Law Enforcement as a Reserve Police Officer with the Hermosa Beach Police Department in 2010. In 2013, Gaona was hired as a full-time Police Officer with the San Gabriel Police Department. In 2015, he became a Police Explorer Advisor. As a Police Explorer Advisor, he mentors, recruits, and trains police explorers. In 2016, Steve Gaona took on the position as the Baker 2 Vegas Team Relay Challenge Captain, where he helped train, schedule, and prepare the San Gabriel running team for their running competition against various other police agencies. In 2017, Gaona became part of the newly restructured Bicycle Response Team. Additionally in 2017, Gaona was assigned as a Field Training Officer and was then assigned into the Investigations Bureau working property crimes. In 2018, he was assigned from Property Crimes to the Special Enforcement Team as part of the Investigations Bureau. Gaona was also elected as the San Gabriel Police Officer’s Association Sergeant-At-Arms in 2018. In 2021, Gaona was assigned back to patrol as a Field Training Officer, where he trains newly graduated recruits from the police academy and/or new police officer hires.

Treasurer

Thien Pham

Thien Pham began his career in Law Enforcement as a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy from 2016-2017 prior to being a Police Officer with the City of San Gabriel. During the time as a San Gabriel Police Officer, he has been assigned to the Patrol Division. In 2017, Thein Pham was elected as the San Gabriel Police Officers’ Association Treasurer. Pham is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he proudly served the country for six years.

Secretary

Avelino Enriquez

Avelino Enriquez started with the San Gabriel Police Department in 2013. In 2015, he became a Police Explorer Advisor. As a Police Explorer Advisor, he mentors, recruits, and trains police explorers. In 2017, Enriquez was assigned to be a Field Training Officer, where he trains newly graduated recruits from the police academy and/or new hires. In 2017, he became part of the newly restructured Bicycle Response Team and was also assigned as a Rangemaster. Rangemasters are in charge of firearms training within the police department. As a Rangemaster, he was selected to be an Active Shooter Instructor in 2018. Enriquez has been part of the San Gabriel Police Officers’ Association Board since 2019 as a Secretary.