Four members of the Arcadia Police Department took their ceremonial oath yesterday during a promotional ceremony held in a packed Council Chambers at Arcadia City Hall. Chief Bob Guthrie officiated at the event, with Mayor Gary Kovacic, Mayor Pro-tem Bob Harbicht, City Manager Don Penman, and well over a hundred family, friends, co-workers, and other members of local law enforcement, in attendance. Each of the promotions was made formal on November 6, 2011, and the ceremony was to celebrate and acknowledge our personnel publically.
Chief Guthrie proudly introduced newly appointed Captains Paul Foley and Larry Goodman, along with Lieutenant Mike Castro and Sergeant John Bonomo. City Clerk Jim Barrows lead the four in the swearing-in and City Manager Don Penman presented each with their new badge. Chief Guthrie spoke about each promotee and their careers, inviting family members to participate in a traditional badge pinning.
Captain Paul Foley began his career with APD as a Police Reserve Officer in 1991. Paul became a regular sworn member of the department in 1994, served as a Field Training Officer and Traffic Detective, and was promoted to Sergeant in 2002. Paul promoted to Lieutenant in 2006 and will now serve as the Uniform Services Division Commander, as Captain.
Captain Larry Goodman began his career as an APD Police Cadet in 1983 and became a Police Officer in 1986. Larry served as a Traffic Officer, Juvenile Detective, and worked as a Community Services Officer. He promoted to Sergeant in 1995 and to Lieutenant in 2007. Captain Goodman is now the Administrative Division Commander.
Lieutenant Mike Castro began his career as a Police Cadet in 1988 here at APD. Mike became a Police Officer in 1991 and worked assignments as a Field Training Officer, Traffic Officer, Fraud Detective, and Community Services. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2008. Lieutenant Castro is currently a Patrol Watch Commander.
Sergeant John Bonomo, like Captain Goodman and Lieutenant Castro, also served as an APD Police Cadet, being hired in 1996. John became a Police Officer in 1999 and worked as a Field Training Officer, Gang Detective, and Community Service Officer. Sergeant Bonomo is now working as a Field Supervisor in Patrol.
This is but a brief look at four great careers and accomplishments of these men. Please join us in congratulating Captain Paul Foley, Captain Larry Goodman, Lieutenant Mike Castro, and Sergeant John Bonomo!
|(Pictured left to right are: Capt. Foley, Lt. Castro, Chief Guthrie, Capt. Goodman, & Sgt. Bonomo)|