Riverside Police Department Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

Date January 19, 2005
Contact Officer Phil Fernandez
Phone (951) 826-5903
Fax (951) 826-2593

 

Chief Russ Leach Promotes Four Riverside Police Officers

Riverside, Ca-  Chief Russ Leach is pleased to announce the promotions of Officer Patrick McCarthy to the rank of Sergeant, and Officers Michael Stamps, Matthew Lackey and Mario Dorado to the rank of Detective.

Sergeant Patrick McCarthy began his law enforcement career with the Colton Police Department in 1990 as a Reserve Police Officer. He joined the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Police Department in 1992. In 1994, Sergeant McCarthy became a Police Officer with the Riverside Police Department. He has performed duties as Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer and served as a full time member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team. Sergeant McCarthy was most recently assigned to Field Operations Patrol Division and is currently serving his second term as Riverside Police Officers Association President.

Detective Michael Stamps began his law enforcement career with the Riverside Police Department in 1992. He performed duties as a Patrol Officer until 1997 when he was assigned to the Special Investigations Bureau as a gang and narcotic enforcement officer. Detective Stamps most recently assigned as a Field Training Officer assigned to Field Operations Patrol Division and is currently a member of the Mobile Field Force.

Detective Matthew Lackey joined the Riverside Police Department in 1998. He performed duties as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer and served as a member of the Sniper Team. Detective Lackey was most recently assigned to the Parole and Corrections Team (P.A.C.T.) and is currently a member of the Mobile Field Force.

Detective Mario Dorado began his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles Police Department in 1995. Detective Dorado joined the Riverside Police Department in 1999. He performed duties as a Patrol Officer and as a member of the University Neighborhood Enhancement Team (U.N.E.T.). Detective Dorado was most recently assigned as a School Resource Officer (S.R.O.) for the Riverside Unified School District.

Chief Leach will hold a badge pinning ceremony on Thursday, January 20th at the departments General Investigations Bureau conference room at 3:30 PM. Promotions are effective January 14, 2005.