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Moving On Up: Ceremony Honors Glendora Police Dept. Promotees

Fellow officers and family gather for the badge pinning ceremony, Jan. 6.
Fellow officers and family gather for the badge pinning ceremony, Jan. 6.
The Glendora Police Department held a badge pinning ceremony in the Bidwell Forum of the Glendora Public Library Jan. 6 to honor eight officers receiving promotions.

With former Glendora police chief Rob Castro moving on to Glendale, the retirement of both Lieutenant Brian Summers, Lieutenant Jamie Caldwell and Tim Staab taking the reins as police chief, a slew of promotions were made in the department recently.

Promotees honored were:
Tim Staab to Police Chief
Joe Ward to Captain
Matt Egan to Lieutenant
Scott Strong to Lieutenant
Marty Barrett to Sergeant
Chris Stabio to Sergeant
Matt Fenner to Corporal
Bill Lee to Corporal

Special guests for the ceremony included members of the Glendora City Council and Glendale Police Chief Rob Castro.

Staab, a Baldwin Park native, began his career with Glendora Police in 1983. Staab served as corporal, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. He is the first Glendora officer to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

"It's quite a unique process that we have. This is quite an honor to pass on the keys after the leadership of Rob down to Tim," said City Manager Chris Jeffers of Tim Staab.

Joe Ward began his career with Glendora as a police cadet in 1986. Ward held many hats while with Glendora, having also served as a jailer, dispatcher, narcotics detective, corporal, lieutenant and member of the department's SWAT team.

Matt Egan was hired by Glendora as a part-time recreations leader for the city in 1988. Introduced to the police cadet program by fellow officer and Glendora High graduate. In 1994, Egan served as jailer and dispatcher. Egan also served as motor officer, corporal, property crimes investigator, sergeant and citizens academy facilitator.

"We're very blessed and fortunate to work here at this fantastic police department in this great community," Egan said.

New York native Scott Strong began with Glendora Police in 1988. Strong, a fitness enthusiast, has served as field training officer, narcotics detective, SWAT Team member, detective bureau sergeant, corporal, and sergeant.

Lieutenant Marty Barrett became an explorer scout with Glendora Police at 14 years old. He would move on to become a jailer, dispatcher, officer, corporal, field training officer, the department's first K9 handler and is a member of the department's Honor Guard. Barrett is a Glendora High School and Citrus College graduate.

Sergeant Chris Stabio, a Covina native, started his career with Glendora Police as a cadet in 1996. Three years later, he would be hired as a full-time officer. Stabio has also serves as a member of the Foothills Special Enforcement Team, narcotics detective, corporal and assistant range master.

Corporal Matt Fenner first began in law enforcement as a reserve officer with La Verne Police in 2007. A year later, he would become a full-time officer with Glendora. Fenner has worked as a patrol officer, graffiti abatement, the department's homeless liaison, bicycle patrol officer. Fenner is a graduate of Citrus College and the University of La Verne.

Corporal William Lee was hired by Glendora Police in 2002. Lee is a founding member of the Community Impact Team, served as property crimes detective, bicycle patrol officer, field training officer, is a recipient of the department's life saving award and was recently certified as an emergency medical technician.

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