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CONTACT: Lt. Eric Skaja / (760) 839-4949
On May 13, 2014, Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter announced the promotion of a new captain, lieutenant, and sergeant.
James Stuard was promoted from lieutenant to captain. Captain Stuard has worked for the Escondido Police Department since 1986 when he was hired as a Police Officer Trainee. He has risen through the ranks serving as a police officer, sergeant, and lieutenant over the years. Captain Stuard was an original member of EPD SWAT and was the team’s commander for several years. Captain Stuard now heads the Investigations Bureau. Captain Stuard holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University in Workforce Education and Development.
Michael Kearney was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant. Lt. Kearney has worked for the Escondido Police Department since 1990. He had been a San Diego County Deputy Marshal before coming to EPD. Lt. Kearney has risen through the ranks serving as a police officer and sergeant over the years. Lt. Kearney was an original member of the EPD Bike Team when he was an officer. He also spent a great deal of time working the EPD Gang Enforcement Unit. Lt. Kearney is now one of four Patrol Bureau Watch Commanders. Lt. Kearney holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Phoenix in Criminal Justice.
Jared Sinclair was promoted from officer to sergeant. Sgt. Sinclair has worked for the Escondido Police Department since 2009. He has worked as a police officer in the Patrol Bureau and has been one of two influential people with the EPD social media efforts for Facebook and Twitter. Sgt. Sinclair is assigned to the Patrol Bureau. Sgt. Sinclair holds a Bachelor’s Degree from National University in Psychology, an MBA from National University, and a second Master’s Degree from Azusa Pacific University in Organizational Leadership.
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