Riverside Police Department
Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

Date January 8, 2003
Contact Officer Felix Medina 
Phone (909) 826-5939
Fax (909) 826-2593

 

Chief Leach Announces the Promotions of Three Police Officers

Riverside, Ca-  Chief Russ Leach is pleased to announce the promotions of Detective Gary Kossky to the rank of Sergeant, and Officers Steve Christiansen and Linda Arnold to the rank of Detective.

Sgt. Kossky started his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department as a Sheriff’s Deputy in 1984. After three years with Los Angeles, he transferred to the Covina Police Department in 1987 where he worked as a Police Officer. After two years with Covina, he transferred to the Riverside Police Department as a Police Officer. As an officer, he worked in patrol and was a member of the University Neighborhood Enhancement Team. He also worked as a School Resource Officer and Field Training Officer. In 1997, he was promoted to the rank of Detective. As a Detective, he worked in Domestic Violence, Burglaries, Intelligence, Sexual Assaults and Child Abuse. He was also a member of the Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement team.

Detective Christiansen began his law enforcement career as a Police Officer with the Riverside Police Department in 1986. As an officer, he worked in patrol, gangs, and vice and narcotics. He also worked as a Field Training Officer, a Defensive Tactics Instructor and is currently a member of the board with the Riverside Police Officers Association.

Detective Linda Arnold began her law enforcement career with the Chino Police Department in 1984 as a Community Resource Officer. In 1989, she transferred to the Riverside Police Department as a Police Officer. As an officer, she worked in patrol and was a member of the University Neighborhood Enhancement Team and the Problem Oriented Policing Team. She was recently assigned to the Office of the Chief in the Personnel and Training Division.