LAKEPORT, Calif. – The Lakeport Police Department is celebrating its two new sergeants.
In a brief ceremony held at the gazebo in Library Park on Monday morning, Chief Brad Rasmussen administered the oath to newly promoted sergeants Victor Rico and Andrew Welter.
Rasmussen said a major goal of the city of Lakeport and the Lakeport Police Department has been realized with the promotion of Rico and Welter from the ranks of the department’s officers.
Both men were originally recruited in the department’s hiring local campaign which seeks to employ police officer candidates who are already members of and have strong ties to the Lake County community.
This hiring program is a collaborative effort between the Lakeport Police Department and the City’s Human Resources Department that has been in place for the last seven years.
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