Newport Beach PD is excited to announce two new Team Members


We are excited to announce our two new team members, Officer Gary Abrahamyan and Officer Zach Varela. 

Gary was raised in Southern California, he obtained she Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in National Security Studies. In 2011, Gary started working at the College of the Desert’s Public Safety Academy as an Instructor.  Recently he graduated from the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy. 

Zach was raised in Southern California.  He served in served in the Marine Corps, later joined the Orange County Sheriffs department.  Was hired by the Newport Beach Police Department after serving 3 years in Law Enforcement. He is the son of Sergeant Penny Freeman of the Newport Beach Police Department. 

Congratulations to you both and Welcome to the Newport Beach Police Department Family.


Varela Freeman