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Police Department Promotes 5 Officers

The city held a ceremony for the officers earlier this year to celebrate their promotions.

The city's Focus quarterly newsletter recently announced that the Police Department promoted five officers.

Tim Mahon and Geoff Caldwell, the police spokesman, were promoted to lieutenants, Kurk Likins and Kevin McMullan were promoted to sergeants, and Vance Nabeta joined the police force as an officer. All were promoted during a ceremony held in February at the rec center.

The latest city newsletter included profiles of all of the officers:

Lieutenant Tim Mahon grew up in San Mateo and began his career as a police officer with the San Bruno Police Department in 1990. Mahon has served in a variety of assignments during his career including Field Training Officer, Traffic Officer, Range Master, SWAT Team Leader, and Sergeant prior to his promotion to Lieutenant. Mahon has a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Supervisory Leadership Institute.  

Lieutenant Geoff Caldwell began his career as a police officer with the San Bruno Police Department in 1997. Caldwell also has a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the POST Supervisory Leadership Institute. Caldwell grew up in San Mateo and has served as a Traffic Officer, Detective, Corporal, and Sergeant prior to his appointment to Lieutenant.

Sergeant Kurt Likins began his law enforcement career by working three years for the San Benito Sheriff’s Office before joining the San Bruno Police Department in 1989. Likins has served as a Canine Handler, Field Training Officer, Corporal, Detective, member of the Crisis Negotiations Team, and, most recently, as an Investigator with the San Mateo County Gang Unit. Likins has also donated countless volunteer hours to the Northern California Special Olympics Torch Run.

Sergeant Kevin McMullan began his career as a police officer with the San Bruno Police Department in 1991. McMullan, a San Bruno native, has served as a DARE Officer, Field Training Officer, Corporal, and Detective Corporal. McMullan is also a facilitator for San Mateo County’s Inner Perspectives Leadership Program. McMullan possesses an Associates degree in Criminal Justice.

Police Officer Vance Nabeta comes tothe San Bruno Police Department with 19 years of prior law enforcementexperience and the last 6 years with the Department of Justice. Nabeta’s law enforcement experience, which includes a supervisory position, spans a multitude of specialized investigations including narcotics, organized and gambling-related crime.  

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