Eureka Police Department Annouces Seven New Promotions
Press release from the Eureka Police Department:
After a very competitive process, the Eureka Police Department is pleased to announce
sixseven promotions to the positions of Sergeant, Senior Detective, and Senior Dispatcher.
Stanley Harkness was promoted to Patrol Sergeant. Sergeant Harkness has been with EPD for about 9.5 years. He has worked several positions within the department, most recently as a Field Training Officer and Drug Task Force Officer.
Shawn Sopoaga was promoted to Patrol Sergeant. Sergeant Sopoaga started his career with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department and has been with EPD for four years. He is on the SWAT team and prior to his promotion, was assigned to the Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Unit.
John Gordon was promoted to Senior Detective. Detective Gordon has worked for EPD for 9 years. He has been in the Criminal Investigations Section for the last two years and enjoys using technology to solve his cases.
Jon Luken was promoted to Senior Detective. Detective Luken has been with EPD for 7.5 years. He achieved his goal of being a detective just four years into his career and enjoys the challenge of solving a complicated case.
Brittany Wilson was promoted to Senior Dispatcher. Brittany has been with EPD for just under 10 years. She is a Communications Training Officer. This past year she received commendations for her job performance and tireless efforts assisting officers and citizens in need.
Katie Hill was promoted to Senior Dispatcher. Katie has been with EPD for 5.5 years. She is a Communications Training Officer and was recently awarded Dispatcher of the Year. The Eureka Police Department is also proud to announce that in May 2015, Amanda O’Neill was promoted to Records Supervisor. She has been with the Eureka Police Department for 14 years. She spent the majority of those years in Communications as a Senior Dispatcher and Communications Training Officer.