Arcata's Finest Sworn-In

ARCATA SWEARS-IN FORCE’S FIRST-EVER FEMALE SERGEANT ON THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010

On Thursday, June 24, 2010, Arcata Police Department Officer Jaynie Goodwin will become the first female Sergeant in the history of the Arcata Police Department. She will be sworn in at a 1 p.m. ceremony in the Arcata City Council Chamber along with Bart Silvers, who has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and Richard Bergstresser, a former State Parks Department Ranger, who is APD’s newest Officer. Officer Bergstresser is the fourth Officer to be hired in the past year.

At the same ceremony, two more employees will be welcomed to the Police Department. Miranda Baird and Elyse Bialous are the City’s newest police dispatchers.

The public is welcome to this ceremony and refreshments will be served.

The Arcata Police Department was established in 1894 by the City Council of Arcata to “watch and preserve the Town from fire and depredations… and arrest public offenders, suppress riots, frays, duels and disturbances of the peace therein.” Over a hundred years later, Arcata’s police officers respond to about 30,000 calls for help each year and the Arcata Police Dispatch Center handles upwards of 65,000 calls annually.

For more information, contact the Arcata Police Department at (707) 825-2190.

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