November 9, 2017

Santa Cruz Police Lieutenant Arnold Vasquez Promotion Announcement

The Santa Cruz Police Department proudly announces the promotion of Sergeant Arnold Vasquez to the role of Police Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Arnold Vasquez was promoted on Thursday afternoon, November 9th, following a rigorous and competitive testing process. “Our department and the community are extremely fortunate to have a well experienced and dedicated individual, such as Arnold, serving in an important leadership position," said Police Chief Andrew Mills.
Lieutenant Arnold Vasquez is in his 17th working for the Santa Cruz Police Department. Over the course of his career, Lieutenant Vasquez served in a variety of assignments including patrol, investigations, gang task force, Emergency Services Unit and as a Field Training Officer.

Outside of work, Lieutenant Vasquez volunteers his time as a coach of youth sports. Lieutenant Vasquez and his family reside in Santa Cruz County. He takes great pride in his community and looks forward to his new position within the Santa Cruz Police Department as a lieutenant.

Chief Mills stated, “We are both proud and fortunate to have such a high level of candidates for promotion. Lieutenant Vasquez demonstrates a superior standard of professionalism and leadership our community expects from the Santa Cruz Police Department.”

Please join us in celebrating and congratulating Lieutenant Arnold Vasquez on achieving a significant milestone in his career.