Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date March 10, 2005
  Contact Sergeant Mike Cook
Phone (951) 826-5644
Fax (951) 826-2593


Chief Leach Announces Promotion

Riverside, Ca-  Chief Russ Leach is pleased to announce the promotion of Sergeant Larry Gonzalez to the rank of Lieutenant.

Lt. Larry GonzalezLieutenant Gonzalez began his law enforcement career in 1993 as a Police Officer for the Riverside Police Department. As an officer, Lieutenant Gonzalez performed duties as a Patrol Officer and Defensive Tactics Instructor. In 1996 He was assigned to the Special Investigations Division as a Gang Enforcement Officer and in 2000 he was assigned to the Office of the Chief, Personnel and Training Division. In 2001 Lieutenant Gonzalez was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, where he served as a patrol supervisor. He was most recently assigned as a supervisor to the Office of the Chief Personnel and Training Division.

Lieutenant Gonzalez is currently a member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers. He is a use of force and defensive tactics instructor and has instructed at the San Bernardino Sheriff Academy, Riverside Sheriff Academy and College of the Desert. Lieutenant Gonzalez is a recognized expert in police use of force and has advised the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, Crimes Against Peace Officers Unit on use of force issues.

Lieutenant Gonzalez will assume his duties on March 11, 2005.