Riverside Police Department Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

Date September 8, 2004
Contact Detective Michele Jackson
Phone (951) 826-5939
Fax (951) 826-2596

 

Chief Russ Leach Announces 6 Promotions

Riverside, Ca-  Chief Russ Leach is pleased to announce the promotions of Sergeants Jaybee Brennan and James Walters to Lieutenant, Detectives Michele Jackson and Wayne Ramaekers to the rank of Sergeant and Officers Kymberli Boemia and Jeffrey Spencer to the rank of Detective.

Lieutenant Jaybee Brennan joined the Riverside Police Department in 1997, after spending 12 ½ years with El Cajon Police Department where she obtained the rank of Sergeant. Lieutenant Brennan has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, University Neighborhood Enhancement Team (U.N.E.T.), and at the Galleria at Tyler sub-station. She was promoted to the rank of Detective in 2000 and worked in the Economic Crime Unit. Lieutenant Brennan was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2001 where she worked Patrol, Traffic, and most recently Internal Affairs.

Lieutenant Brennan is a volunteer for the Community Theater Foundation, the Inland Empire Boy Scouts of America, and St. Catherine’s Catholic Church of Temecula. She is a community trainer and speaker for college, high school and courts in the area of Domestic Violence, Cycle of Violence, and Family Intervention.

Lieutenant James Walters began his law enforcement career in 1973 as a Riverside Police Cadet and became a Police Officer in 1976. Lieutenant Walters has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Parking Unit Coordinator, and School Resource Officer. He was promoted to the rank of Detective in 1989 and worked in the Auto Theft/Economic Crime Unit, Crimes Against Property Unit and in the Traffic Accident Investigation Unit. Lieutenant Walters was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2000, where he served as a patrol supervisor. His most recent assignment was to the Attorney General’s Compliance Task Force, in the Office of the Chief.

Lieutenant Walters is a lifetime Riverside resident, he has coached and coordinated youth baseball programs in Riverside for 27 years. He is an active umpire and instructor at the college and high school levels.

Sergeant Michele Jackson joined the Riverside Police Department in 1989 after serving as a Police Officer for the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office and Hermosa Beach Police Department for 3 years. As an officer, Sergeant Jackson performed duties as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer and School Resource Officer. She was promoted to the rank of Detective in 2001 where she worked in the Sexual Assault Child Abuse/Domestic Violence Unit (S.A.C.A.), and the Office of the Chief, Attorney General’s Compliance Task Force. Her most recent and continuous assignment is to the Office of the Chief as the department’s spokesperson.

Sergeant Wayne Ramaekers began his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 1985. Sergeant Ramaekers joined the Riverside Police Department in 1988. As an officer, Sergeant Ramaekers performed duties as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer and School Resource Officer. He was promoted to the rank of Detective in 2001 where he worked in the Personnel and Training Division and Narcotics Unit. His most recent assignment was to the Special Investigation Bureau, Vice Unit.

Detective Kymberli Boemia began her law enforcement career with the Riverside Police Department in 1995. She performed duties as a Patrol Officer, University Neighborhood Enhancement Team (U.N.E.T.), and most recently as a School Resource Officer. Detective Boemia is a negotiator for the Emergency Negotiation Team.

Detective Jeffrey Spencer began his law enforcement career in 1993 as a Riverside Police Cadet and became a Police Officer in 1994. He performed duties as a Patrol Officer, and in 2000 was assigned as the Traffic/Tow Officer, Impound Hearing Officer and Parking Supervisor.

The promotions are effective September 10, 2004.