Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date August 7, 2003
Contact Officer Derwin Hudson
Phone (909) 826-5903
  Fax (909) 826-2593


Riverside Police Sergeant Retires After 33 Years Law Enforcement

Sergeant Jerry WhittonRiverside, Ca-  Riverside Police Sergeant Jerry Whitton retired August 7, 2003 after serving 20 years with the Riverside Police Department.

Sergeant Whitton began his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 1970. As a Deputy with the Sheriff’s Department Whitton performed duties as a Corrections Deputy, Patrol Deputy, Gang Suppression Unit Team member and assignments in the Special Enforcement Bureau.

Sergeant Whitton transferred to the Riverside Police Department in 1983. As a Police Officer, Whitton performed duties as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, SWAT Sniper, School Resource Officer, and Problem Oriented Policing Team member.

In 1994 Whitton was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, Whitton worked in Field Operations as a Patrol Supervisor, Field Training Officer Supervisor, and Reserve Officers and Cadet programs coordinator. Sergeant Whitton performed Supervisor duties in the Department’s General Investigation Bureau, supervising the Crimes Against Property Unit.

Deputy Chief Andy Pytlak awarded Sergeant Whitton the Department’s “Kinkead Medal” for his 20 years of outstanding and dedicated service to the Riverside Police Department.

Sergeant Whitton was recognized by the Riverside Police Officer Association as “Police Officer Of The Year” in 1984.