Seal Beach Police Promotes 4 Police Officers

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The Seal Beach Police Department successful the caller twelvemonth volition beforehand 4 officers to the fertile of constabulary corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain.

When Cpt. Michael Henderson was promoted to main successful November, respective vacant positions were created successful the department, according to officials.

“I americium blessed to denote the caller leaders we are promoting wrong our ranks,” Henderson said successful a Dec. 27 statement. “I person worked intimately with each of them, and I cognize they volition excel successful their caller positions. I americium highly arrogant of the information that we had interior candidates who were consenting to use to instrumentality connected the further responsibilities of these administrative positions.”

Epoch Times Photo Seal Beach Police Cpt. Nicholas Nicholas. (Courtesy of the Seal Beach Police Department)

Lt. Nick Nicholas volition instrumentality connected the fertile of captain. In his 12 years astatine the department, Nicholas has served the assemblage of Seal Beach successful assorted assignments—including astir precocious arsenic the operations bureau lieutenant, nationalist accusation officer, and installation canine handler, moving alongside his canine spouse Yosa.

Nicholas has besides been a patrol ticker commander, tract grooming officer, coercion liaison officer, explorer station advisor, stateless liaison officer, motorcycle patrol officer, and was the department’s designated narcotics detective. He holds a master’s grade successful Political Science and a bachelor’s successful Public Administration, some from the California State University–Fullerton.

Meanwhile, Detective Sgt. Chris Hendrix volition presume the relation of lieutenant aft 16 years astatine the department.

Epoch Times Photo Seal Beach Police Lt. Chris Hendrix. (Courtesy of the Seal Beach Police Department)

Prior to Seal Beach, helium served for 8 years connected progressive work arsenic a U.S. Marine and was promoted to the subject fertile of sergeant. He holds a bachelor’s grade from the University of Arizona and is presently moving connected his master’s grade astatine California Coast University.

Cpl. Jeff Gibson, who joined the Seal Beach Police Department successful 2009, is rising to the fertile of sergeant successful 2023.

Gibson is presently assigned to the Patrol Division arsenic a ticker commander. Throughout his 19 years arsenic an officer, Gibson has had a assortment of assignments, including detective, centrifugal officer, tract grooming officer, Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team, Beach Patrol, and explorer advisor. He was awarded Police Officer of the Year successful 2016 and 2018, according to the department. He is presently completing his Bachelor of Arts grade successful Public Safety.

Epoch Times Photo Seal Beach Police Sgt. Jeff Gibson. (Courtesy of the Seal Beach Police Department)

Officer Benjamin Jaipream, who has served Seal Beach for 5 years, was promoted to the fertile of corporal aft being promoted to acting corporal past year, according to the department.

Jaipream’s existent duty is Patrol Division, wherever helium serves arsenic a tract grooming officer, scope master, pb administrative explorer advisor, and operations sergeant of the West County SWAT team. Before helium joined Seal Beach, helium spent 14 years with the Westminster Police Department assigned to the Patrol and the Detective Bureau, investigating spot and fiscal crimes.

Epoch Times Photo Seal Beach Police Cpl. Benjamin Jaipream. (Courtesy of the Seal Beach Police Department)

Each serviceman received their respective promotions aft an “extensive investigating and valuation process,” according to officials.

“All the candidates demonstrated dedication to the section and the community, and I americium grateful to those who participated successful the arduous investigating process,” Henderson said successful the statement.

Micaela Ricaforte