Riverside Police Department Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

Date Thursday, February 16, 2006
Contact Steven Frasher, Office of the Chief
Phone (951) 826-5147
     

 

Chief Leach announces promotions

 

                        

Riverside, Ca- Chief Russ Leach is pleased to announce the promotion of Officers Troy Banks, Julian Hutzler, Senon Saldana and Brian Smith to the rank of Detective, effective February 24, 2006.

Detective Troy Banks began his law enforcement career with the Riverside Police Department in 1994. Banks served in Patrol, as a Bike Team member and as a METRO Team tactical squad member and leader. Currently assigned to the Personnel and Training Division, Banks is a training officer for new recruits and an instructor in critical issues and tactics, and firearms. Detective Banks is married with two children.

Detective Julian Hutzler grew up in New York and Colorado, served in the United States Navy and began his law enforcement career in 1989 as a San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy. Hutzler became a Police Officer with the Oceanside Police Department in 1991; he transferred to Riverside in 2003. During his career, Hutzler has served in Patrol, as a Field Training Officer, on Motor Patrol and as an investigator with narcotics, vice, property crimes and endangered children units. He is a member of the METRO Team tactical unit. He is currently assigned to Field Operations. Detective Hutzler is married and has three children.

Detective Senon Saldana grew up and worked in Anaheim prior to joining the Riverside Police Department in 1997. Saldana, who is bilingual, has served in Patrol, on the Bike Team and as a collateral member of the METRO Team tactical squad. Saldana was named Police Officer of the Year in 2001 and Latino Police Officer of the Year in 2002. Saldana has served with the Special Investigations Division since 2003. Detective Saldana is married and has two children

Detective Brian Smith began his law enforcement career with the San Diego County Sheriff in 1994, working at the Vista Patrol Station as a Reserve Deputy, following nearly 10 years with the Marine Corps. He joined the Riverside Police Department in 1996, working in Patrol. In 2001, Smith was given his current assignment in Special Operations as a Collision Investigator; he is also a Field Training Officer and a member of the METRO Team tactical unit. Smith is a board member and current vice president of the Riverside Police Officers’ Association. Detective Smith has two children.

 

 

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