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January 19, 2018
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Public Safety

Brian Masterson
Public Safety Hiring
January 12, 2018

 

Rohnert Park Public Safety has a long and proud tradition of providing excellent service to our residents for police and fire related calls. One of the things that makes our agency outstanding is the quality of people that we hire. It takes approximately six months to hire new officers, who must go through a very thorough background process.

In December, Rohnert Public Safety hired seven new officers who graduated from state certified police academies. These academies require five months of intensive training and are quite challenging. Six of our new officers graduated from the Santa Rosa Junior College Criminal Justice Center located in Windsor. Our other new officer graduated from the College of the Redwoods Police Academy located in Eureka.  

All seven of our new officers are now in a 14-week Field Training program. The program provides the new officers with one on one supervision from a senior Field Training Officer who will help them understand and perform the duties of a peace officer. The 14-week program covers everything from traffic stops to crimes in progress and all of the paperwork that is required to document cases and submit them to the district attorney for criminal prosecution. The program requires daily evaluations of the new officers by their senior Field Training Officer. We look forward to our new officers successfully completing the Field Training Program and becoming solo officers to serve and keep Rohnert Park safe.

We are proud to introduce our newest Public Safety Officers: Mark Branconi, Raul Gonzalez, David Horton, Jimmy Mendoza, Zachary Morrow, Gina Piccinni and Kyle Wiegman. We appreciate the continued support that our department receives from our residents and we know that you will be favorably impressed by the professionalism and dedication of our newest Public Safety Officers.

Join us again to celebrate a “New Year, New You” at the Second Sunday Family Fun Series on Jan. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Rohnert Park Community Center. The event features a free concert by Country/Americana singer Danny Click. To serve the whole family, parents may drop their children off in the Kid-zone where Community Services Staff will supervise arts and crafts, games and a jump house all free of charge (parents are welcome in the Kid-zone if they do not want to drop their kids off). Instructors and information for an array of fitness classes offered through the Community Services Department will be available. Food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase. We hope to see you there!