Riverside Police Department Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

Date August 23, 2005
Contact Officer Phil Fernandez
Phone (951) 826-5939
     

 

Chief Leach Announces Promotions

 

                        

Riverside, Ca- Chief Russ Leach is pleased to announce the promotions of Lieutenants John Wallace and John De La Rosa to the rank of Captain, Detective Dwayne May to the rank of Sergeant and Officer Rick Prince to the rank of Detective.

Captain John Wallace began his law enforcement career in 1986 as a Police Officer for the City of Garden Grove. He transferred to the Riverside Police Department in September of 1990 as a Police Officer. As an Officer his assignments included School Resource Officer, Personnel and Training Officer, Public Education/ Information Officer and Field Training Officer.

 

In July of 1997, Captain Wallace was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant his assignments included, Patrol Supervisor, SACA/DV Supervisor, Technology Supervisor and Adjutant to the Office of the Chief.

In December of 2001, Captain Wallace was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and his assignments included Administrative Lieutenant in the Office of the Chief, Special Assistant to the City Manager, Watch Commander and Attorney General Task Force Bureau Commander.

Captain Wallace will serve as the Commanding Officer in the Personnel Services Division.

Captain Wallace holds a Master of Science Degree in Human Resources and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management. He and his wife Jolan reside in the City of Riverside and are the proud parents of two boys Travis and Drew who both attend ML King High School.

Captain John DeLaRosa began his law enforcement career as a police officer in the City of Rialto in January of 1978. Seeking more opportunities for career development, he transferred to the Riverside Police Department in February of 1980. While an Officer in Riverside, his assignments included Patrol, K-9 handler, Field Training Officer, Metro/SWAT, Bicycle Unit, and the Street Narcotics Impact Team.

In February of 1993 Captain De La Rosa was promoted to the rank of Detective. His assignments included Major Narcotics Unit, Inland Regional Apprehension Team, and Internal Affairs. In December of 1995, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant while assigned to Internal Affairs. He remained there until his transfer to Gang Unit Supervisor. Following assignments included Metro/SWAT Supervisor, and Homicide/Officer Involved Shooting Team Supervisor.

In November of 2001, Captain De La Rosa was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and his assignments included Watch Commander, Area Commander, General Investigations Bureau Commander, Personnel Services Bureau Commander, and most recently Internal Affairs Bureau Commander.

Captain DeLaRosa will serve as Commanding Officer of the Special Operations Division.

Captain De La Rosa holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University San Bernardino. He has been supported by his wife of 25 plus years, Jody, and has two adult daughters, Nikki and Lisa.

Sergeant May began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a Police Officer for the Garden Grove Police Department. As an officer, Sergeant May performed duties as a Patrol Officer and Motorcycle Officer. In 1995 he was hired by the Riverside Police Department where he performed duties as a Patrol Officer and a School Resource Officer. In 2000, Sergeant May was promoted to the rank of Detective. He has been assigned to the Traffic Bureau as a Special Event Coordinator and most recently as a traffic collision investigator.

Sergeant May was an adjunct instructor at Riverside Community College, Riverside Sheriff Academy and taught classes in ABC Laws, Persons with Disabilities, Patrol Procedures, and Physical Fitness Training.

Detective Rick Prince began his law enforcement career with the Riverside Police Department in 1989. He has performed duties as a Patrol Officer and Field Training Officer. In 1996 Detective Prince was assigned to the Special Operations Bureau Major Narcotics Unit, where he performed related duties for two years. In 2004 he was assigned to the Traffic Bureau as Tow Officer, Impound Hearing Officer and Parking Supervisor.