Riverside Police Department
Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

Date August 5, 2003
Contact Officer Derwin Hudson
Phone (909) 826-5903
  Fax (909) 826-2593

 

Chief Russ Leach Announces Promotions
 

Riverside, Ca-  Chief Russ Leach is pleased to announce the promotions of Detective Jeff Joseph and Officer Ron Ruddy to the rank of Sergeant and Officers Darren Woolley and James Dana to the rank of Detective.

Sergeant Jeff Joseph began his law enforcement career with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1977. Sergeant Joseph transferred to the Riverside Police Department in 1983. As a Police Officer, Joseph performed duties as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Honor Guard and Reserve Officer Coordinator, and special assignment with the Warrant Unit. In 1995 Joseph was promoted to the rank of Detective. As a Detective, Joseph was assigned to Domestic Violence Sexual Assault unit, Persons Crime Unit, and Arson Investigations. In 1995 Joseph was awarded the Department’s Distinguished Service Medal.

Sergeant Ron Ruddy began his law enforcement career with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in 1988. Sergeant Ruddy transferred to the Riverside Police Department in 1990. As a Police Officer, Ruddy performed duties as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, and Mobile Field Force team member. In 2002 Sergeant Ruddy was assigned to Personnel Services Division as Recruiting Officer and Background Investigator. In 1994 Ruddy was awarded the Department’s Medal of Valor.

Detective Darren Woolley began his law enforcement career in 1994 with the Riverside Police Department. As a Police Officer, Woolley performed duties as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Problem Oriented Policing Team member, and University Neighborhood Enhancement Team. Detective Woolley also served as a Defensive Tactics Instructor and Hostage Negotiation Team member.

Detective James Dana began his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles County Transit Authority in 1994. Detective Dana transferred to the Riverside Police Department in 1997. As a Police Officer, Dana performed duties as a Patrol Officer, special assignment Officer at the Galleria At Tyler, and School Resource Officer.