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January 6, 2012 > Three Officers promoted to Sergeant this week

Three Officers promoted to Sergeant this week

Submitted By Det. William Veteran, Fremont PD

We are excited to announce and celebrate the recent Sergeant promotions of Jeremy Miskella, Matthew Snelson and Eric Tang. All three were promoted effective January 1, 2012 to fill vacancies left from recent promotions and retirements. They are all currently assigned to the Patrol Division.

Sergeant Jeremy Miskella was hired as a Fremont Police Officer 18 years ago. He grew up in Fremont and got his first glance at law enforcement when he became a Fremont Police Explorer prior to being hired as an Officer. Sgt. Miskella has held a number of assignments during his 18 year career which include: seven years as a Detective, with his most recent assignment as the Semi-permanent Robbery/Homicide Detective, seven years on the SWAT Team as a SWAT Team leader, a Firearms Instructor, a Field Training Officer, a Driving Instructor and has been an Executive Board Member of the Fremont Police Officers Association for the last eight years. He is married with two children.

Sergeant Matthew Snelson, born and raised in Fremont, was hired as an Officer eight years ago. He has held a number of assignments during the eight years which include: Burglary Detective, five years as a K-9 Officer, SWAT Team member, Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Peer Support member and is currently the Director at Large for the Fremont Police Officers Association. During the K-9 assignment, his dog Chris won the Witmer/Tyson Invitational K-9 Trial on two separate occasions. This is one of the highest awards a K-9 can achieve.

Sergeant Eric Tang was hired ten years ago by the Fremont Police Department. He has spent the last two years as a Gang Detective with the Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force. Prior to that assignment, he worked as a Detective in both the Property Crimes and Crimes Against Persons Unit. He is a Firearms Instructor and a member of the SWAT Team. Prior to be hired by Fremont, he was a Probation Officer with Alameda County. He has a BS in Criminal Justice from Long Beach State University and a MS in Administration of Justice from San Jose State University.

If you see our newly promoted Sergeants while they are working, please say "hi" and congratulate them on their achievement.

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