Release Date/Time: 1/26/2017 8:56 AM
Incident: Newly Hired Salinas Police Officers
Date: Thursday, 1/26/2017
Time: 8:56 AM
Location: City Hall Rotunda 200 Lincoln Ave.
The Salinas Police Department is pleased to announce the hiring of four new officers. Officer Nathan Castillo, Officer David Puckett, Officer Clifton Smith and Officer Jordy Urrutia will graduate from the police academy at the Monterey Peninsula College Public Safety Training Center this morning at 11:00 a.m. We will be hosting a swearing-in ceremony this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the Rotunda at City Hall.
Officer Nathan Castillo is a Salinas native and lifelong resident of the community. He graduated from Salinas High School and holds an Associates Degree in Administration of Justice from Monterey Peninsula College.
Officer David Puckett is a resident of the tri-county area. He was previously employed by Lowe's Home Improvement as a Department Manager of Loss Prevention and Safety.
Officer Clifton Smith is a lifelong resident of Monterey County. He graduated from Central Coast High School . He is a veteran of the United States Army and continues to serve in the Army Reserve.
Officer Jordy Urrutia is a Salinas native and lifelong resident of the community. He graduated from Alisal High School and attended San Jose State University. He is also a graduate of the Salinas Police Department Community Academy.
Release Authorized by: Deputy Chief Dave Shaw