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August 26, 2014 > Newark PD welcomes newest officers

Newark PD welcomes newest officers

Submitted By Newark Police Department

Recently, Newark Chief of Police James Leal officially welcomed the Police DepartmentÕs newest members and promoted personnel, to the community in front of their friends, family and fellow employees at a swearing in ceremony.

These six individuals were either recently hired or have been promoted. Please welcome new Officers Oskar Reyes and Andrew Musantry, newly promoted Sergeant Jolie Macias, Records Supervisor Jeremy Beck and new Lieutenants Jonathan Arguello and Chomnan Loth.

Officer Reyes was hired as a Newark Police Officer on March 17, 2014, as a lateral from Alameda County SheriffÕs Department. He comes to our department with 12 years sworn officer experience from the Alameda County SheriffÕs Department.

Officer Musantry was hired as a Newark Police Officer on May 5, 2014. He was hired as a lateral officer from San Jose Police Department. He graduated from the San Jose Police Academy and was a police officer with San Jose Police Department until he was hired by Newark PD.

Jolie Macias was promoted to the rank of sergeant on July 16, 2014 and has been assigned to the patrol division in that capacity. Sergeant Macias has been with Newark Police Department for almost ten years. She just completed three years as a detective for the Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force. She has been a member of our SWAT team since 2006 with responsibilities as an entry team member and Fitness Coordinator. Additionally, she has been a Field Training Officer and an Explorer Advisor.

Jonathan Arguello was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on July 16, 2014, where he will work as an Operations Lieutenant overseeing Patrol, Traffic, Animal Control, Vehicle Abatement, the Reserve Officers, the Explorers/Cadets, and the Honor Guard. Lieutenant Arguello joined the Newark Police Department in February 1995 as a Police Cadet. In 1996, he was hired as a Police Officer and assigned to the Patrol Division where he trained newly hired police officers as a Field Training Officer. Arguello was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2007 and served as the departmentÕs Traffic Division Sergeant from 2007 through 2012 before being selected to supervise the departmentÕs Special Enforcement Team where he remained through 2013. His peers elected him as President of the Newark Police Association, where he served as a board member from 2003 through 2007.

Lieutenant Loth was promoted to Police Lieutenant on July 16, 2014, where he will work as an Operations Lieutenant overseeing Patrol, the K-9 program, the Special Enforcement Team, the Major Crimes Task Force and SWAT. Lieutenant Loth was hired as a Police Officer for the City of Newark in 2002. During his time as an officer, he worked Patrol and as a Detective with the Gang Violence Suppression Task Force and the Major Crimes Task Force. During his time in the task force, he specialized in gang enforcement and investigations. He is a court recognized expert in the area of gangs and has testified numerous times as an expert in Alameda and San Mateo County Superiors Courts. He was promoted to Police Sergeant in 2011, where he worked as the Patrol Sergeant, Support Services Sergeant and the Special Enforcement Team Sergeant.

Jeremy Beck was promoted to Records Supervisor on April 16, 2014. He was raised in Newark and is a graduate of Newark Memorial High School. Beck began his career in law enforcement as a Police Explorer the week he turned 14 years old. As an explorer he reached the position of Sergeant before being hired as a Police Service Aide where he worked in Property & Evidence as well as Patrol for eight years. He was hired as an Administrative Support Specialist II in 2007 assigned to work in Police Records. After having his position eliminated and a being laid off briefly, Beck was hired back with the department as a Public Safety Clerk in July 2008 where he served until his promotion to Supervisor.

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