** NEWS RELEASE **
Another Reserve Officer Joins the Mammoth Lakes Police Department
Mammoth Lakes Police Chief Dan Watson swore in the police department’s second reserve officer on June 10. Dick Worcester will join Karen Smart as a part-time Level One reserve officer.
Reserve Officer Worcester began his law enforcement career in 1976 with the City of Irvine. In addition to patrol duties, Officer Worcester also worked as a traffic enforcement motorcycle officer, detective, traffic investigator, and DARE instructor.
Reserve Officer Worcester retired from Irvine in 2003 and joined the University of Irvine Police Department in 2004. He promoted to Detective later that year and was promoted again to Sergeant in 2006. Officer Worcester retired from the UC Irvine Police Department in 2012.
Chief Watson said, “Reserve Officer Worcester brings a wealth of experience to the MLPD. With the recent loss of seven sworn officers, we are very pleased to have him on our team.”
Officer Worcester and his wife are part time residents of Mammoth Lakes. They have three children. Reserve officers are required to work a minimum of two shifts a month and he will be working patrol and special events. Reserve officers are paid up to $25 an hour. Anyone interested in learning more about the MLPD Reserve Program should contact Sergeant Rick Moberly at (760) 934-2011.
Officer Daniel Hansen, Chief Watson, Reserve Officer Worcester, Detective Doug Hornbeck, and Officer Andy Lehr