Desert Hot Springs Police add three new sergeants and appoint Interim Police Commander

Chief Patrick Williams, Commander and new Chief Kate Singer

July 25, 2012 – The Desert Hot Springs Police Department is pleased announce the addition of three new Police Sergeants to their ranks. Jose Guerrero served in the United States Marine Corps. and has over 15 years law enforcement experience. Jose has worked with the Calexico and EI Centro Police Departments and joins DHSPD after 4 years as a Special Agent Supervisor with the California Department of Justice. Guerrero has a BS from the University of Phoenix and is currently working on a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice.

Phillip Han has more than 22 years law enforcement experience including service with the US Department of Justice, the Escondido Police Department, and the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. Sergeant Han has spent the last four years with the Indio Police Department. Han has a MS in Emergency Services Management from Long Beach State University. Sergeant Bradley Ramos brings almost thirty years of police experience to DHSPD including service with the Brea Police Department, Calexico Police Department, and the Indio Police Department. Ramos has a BA from the Union Institute and University. All three sergeants are currently in training and will be sworn in at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 4th at the Carl May Center.

Based on the promotion of Chief-Designate Kate Singer, Sergeant Kenneth Peary will serve as the Interim Support Services Commander pending the appointment of a permanent Commander in the next 6 months. Peary has been with the Desert Hot Springs Police Department over three years, coming to DHSPD after 17 years of service with the San Bernardino Police Department. Sergeant Peary’s most current assignment has been as the Detective Sergeant. Interim Commander Peary will continue to oversee the Investigations Division, Code Enforcement, and Personnel and Training. We congratulate and welcome all of these highly qualified police veterans.