Riverside Police Department
Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

Date April 18, 2003
Contact Officer Felix Medina
Phone (909) 826-5939
Fax (909) 826-2594

 

Chief Leach Promotes Six Riverside Police Officers
 

Riverside, Ca-  Chief Russ Leach is pleased to announce the promotions of Sgt. Paul Villanueva to Lieutenant, Detectives Brian Dailey and Kendall Banks to the rank of Sergeant, Officer Bruce Blomdahl to the rank of Sergeant and Officers Linda Roscoe and Scott Impola to the rank of Detective.

Lieutenant Paul Villanueva began his law enforcement career with the Long Beach Police Department in 1985. As an officer in Long Beach, Villanueva performed duties as a patrol officer and worked with the narcotics unit, gangs unit and the DEA task force. Villanueva transferred to the Riverside Police Department in 1990 and performed duties as a patrol officer and worked in the narcotics unit. He was also the department's Public Education Officer and Public Information Officer. Villanueva was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1999. As a sergeant, Villanueva worked in field operations and supervised the University Neighborhood Enhancement Team. He was recently assigned to the Investigations Division supervising School Resource Officers that work in partnership with the Riverside Unified School District.

Sergeant Brian Dailey began his law enforcement career with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in January of 1986. He also worked for the Santa Ana Police Department for nearly one year. Sergeant Dailey started his career with the Riverside Police Department in February of 1989. As an officer, Dailey performed duties as a patrol officer, field training officer, bike patrol, narcotics and S.W.A.T. Dailey was promoted to the rank of Detective in November of 2001. As a Detective, Dailey worked with the West County Narcotics Task Force and was the coordinator for the Riverside Police Explorer Post.

Sergeant Kendall Banks began his law enforcement career with the Riverside Sheriff’s office in 1990. Sergeant Banks transferred to the Riverside Police Department in 1991. As an officer, Banks performed duties as a patrol officer, field training officer, narcotics and S.W.A.T. In 1998, Banks was awarded the Medal of Valor. Banks was promoted to the rank of Detective in November of 2001. As a Detective, Banks worked in the gangs and narcotics unit.

Sergeant Bruce Blomdahl began his law enforcement career with the Riverside Police Department in 1993. As an officer, Blomdahl performed duties as a patrol officer, gangs and S.W.A.T. Blomdahl has been a defensive tactics instructor since 1996. In 1998, Blomdahl was awarded with the Medal of Valor. Blomdahl was also named “Safety Officer of the Month” for April 2003.

Detective Scott Impola started his law enforcement career with the Riverside Police department in December of 1993. As an officer, Impola performed duties as a patrol officer and field training officer. He was a member of the Problem Oriented Policing Team, S.W.A.T., Honor Guard and worked a special assignment at the Galleria at Tyler.

Detective Linda Roscoe started her law enforcement career with the Riverside Police Department in 1988. As an officer, Roscoe performed duties as a patrol officer, field training officer, school resource officer and youth resource officer.