Lt. Jeff Childs joined the Junction City Police Department in February of 1986 and held the position of Patrol Officer until February of 1992. In February of 1992 he was selected to fill the position of Lab Investigator in the Investigations Division. In July of 1996 he was selected to fill the position of Detective in the Investigations Division. In August of 1998 he was promoted to the rank of Detective Sergeant. In August of 2002 he was selected for the position of Detective Lieutenant and is currently the Investigations Division commander.
Sgt. Tricia Giordano joined the Junction City Police Department in 1993 as Patrol Officer. During her tenure she has held the positions of, Drug Task Force Detective, Master Officer and Training Officer. She was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2002, she is the first woman to hold rank in department history. In 2008 she transferred to the Investigations Division as Detective Sergeant.
Sgt. Cory Odell joined the Police Department in January 2009. Prior to joining the JCPD, Cory graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. Cory attended the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center where he earned the honors of being named to the Dean’s Honor Roll and being awarded the Larry Welch Award for academic excellence. Cory also completed his Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from University of Cincinnati in December 2011. While with the police department Cory has served as a Master Officer and a Field Training Officer, is a member of the Junction City Police Honor Guard, and was been a member of the Junction City Geary County SWAT Team from 2011 to 2013. Cory transferred to the Investigations Division as Detective in October 2011. In May 2014 Corey was promoted to the rank of Detective Sergeant and was assigned to the Junction City Crime Scene Unit as Supervisor.
Det. William Arnold, was born and raised in Topeka, KS where he graduated from Seaman High School in 2002. The same year he moved to Manhattan, KS and attended Kansas State University for a short time where he decided he wanted to pursue a career in law enforcement. After years of independent study and ride alongs with officers, he applied for the Junction City Police Department and was hired in 2008. He worked days for 1 year, and nights for 1 year before a position in Investigations opened. In April of 2009 he was promoted to Detective, and started in May. He displayed an aptitude for technology, and locating persons and deals with the technical aspects of his own cases as well as others. Detective Arnold is a member of the Tactical Response Unit, and looks forward to progressing within the unit.
Det. John Berrios was born and raised in Puerto Rico. After serving 20 years in the Army he retired in 1999 and made Junction City his home. He became a patrol officer with the Junction City Police Department on February 22, 1999. Since joining the department he has served as Police Officer, Field Training Officer and was a member of the SWAT team. He transferred to the Investigations Division in March 2006. While in the Investigations Division he was assigned to the lab where his responsibilities included evidence custodian, crime scene investigator and evidence processing. He currently holds the position of Detective and is one of two Spanish translators for the department.
Mark Roberts is a Junction City native and graduated from the Junction City High School in 1980. He served in the US Air Force for 12 years and joined the Police Department in June 1993 and retired from the Junction City Police Department in April of 2013. Mr. Roberts returned to the Junction City Police Department in May of 2013 as a C.S.I. Lab Technician. His responsibilities include Evidence Custodian, crime scene investigation, and evidence processing.
Marsha Rich began her employment with the Police Department in 1979 and is currently the secretary for the Investigations Division.