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April 8, 2014 > Newark welcomes new officers

Newark welcomes new officers

Submitted By Cmdr. Michael Carroll, Newark PD

Chief Leal officially welcomed the newest members of the Newark Police Department to the community in front of their friends, family and fellow employees at a swearing in ceremony on April 2, 2014. These four fine individuals were recently hired and have completed training. Please welcome Officers Arroyo, Khairy, Coffey and Simon to the department.

Officer Arroyo:
Gustavo Arroyo was raised in Fremont and graduated from Washington High School. He obtained his bachelorÕs degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Sacramento. Gustavo started his career in law enforcement during college working part-time for the California Highway Patrol as a Student Assistant. After graduating from college he worked for the Fremont Police Department part-time as a Police Services Assistant until he was hired full-time as a Deputy with the Contra Costa County SheriffÕs Department. Gustavo gets his interest in law enforcement from his father, Retired Fremont Police Lieutenant Gus Arroyo. In his free time he enjoys scuba diving.

Officer Khairy:
Daniel is an academy graduate from South Bay Public Safety Training Center in San Jose. Daniel was born in Cairo, Egypt but was raised in Union City and graduated from James Logan High School. He graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Justice Studies and Psychology. In DanielÕs free time he enjoys staying physically active and specifically enjoys rock climbing.

Officer Coffey:
Eric Coffey comes to your department from the Santa Cruz Police Department. Eric was raised in San Leandro and graduated from San Leandro High School. He obtained his A.A. degree in Liberal Arts from Chabot College. Eric started his career in law enforcement with the Santa Cruz Police Department as a Police Officer in August 2011 working in the Patrol Division. Eric enjoys coaching youth football. He is currently coaching the Junior Varsity offensive line for a local High School.

Officer Simon:
Brian transferred to our department as a lateral officer from the Pleasanton Police Department. He graduated from Newark Memorial High School. He has attended Ohlone, Chabot, and San Jose State colleges and obtained his bachelorÕs degree from the University of Phoenix. Brian became interested in law enforcement in high school and served as a Newark Police Explorer. Brian brings 15 years of law enforcement experience to our department as he previously worked for the Union City Police Department, Oakland Police Department and the Pleasanton Police Department. He has worked in various specialty positions over the years including Community Policing Officer, Field Training Officer, Hostage Negotiator, Motor/Traffic Officer, Internal Affairs Investigator, and Volunteer Advisor. In BrianÕs free time he enjoys riding his motorcycle, camping, and spending time with his wife and children.

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