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Investigations Unit

Captain Trish GiordanoCapt. Tricia Giordano joined the Junction City Police Department in 1993 as a 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. She was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in August of 2016 where she served in Patrol until September of 2017 when she moved to Investigations. On January 16, 2018, she was promoted to  the rank of Captain and is currently the Investigations Division Commander.




Lt. Cory OdellLt. Cory Odell  joined the Junction City Police Department in January 2009.  Prior to joining the JCPD, Cory graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, KS 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 is the Team Leader for the Junction City SWAT Team.  Cory transferred to the Investigations Division as Detective in October 2011.  In May 2014 Cory was promoted to the rank of Det. Sgt. and was assigned to the Junction City Crime Scene Unit as the supervisor.  In July of 2016 Cory was promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned to Night Shift on Patrol.  In May of 2018 Cory transferred to Investigations where he is currently the Lieutenant over General Investigations, Drug Operations Group, and the Crime Scene Unit.


 


Det. Sgt. Brandon MauDet. Sgt. Brandon Mau was born in Georgetown, South Carolina and enlisted in the US Army right out of high school in 2005 as a Combat Engineer where he served with distinction in multiple military tours overseas conducting Counter Improvised Explosive Device operations. Upon honorable discharge from the US Army as a Non-Commissioned Officer, he was employed with the Fort Riley Police Department in 2011. In 2014 Sergeant Mau was hired by the Junction City Police Department, where he quickly excelled in multiple specialties within the department. After serving as a Patrol Officer, he was made a Field Training Officer in 2015. He was also selected to be on the Junction
City SWAT team in March 2016, and the Junction City Honor Guard in June 2016. He was promoted to Detective in July 2016 where he attended several courses that lead him in the direction of crimes against children and other serious offenses. Sergeant Mau serves as one of the handgun and rifle armorers for the department and an instructor for all weapon systems currently assigned to the department. He was promoted to Sergeant with the Patrol Division in March, 2018 then to Sergeant of Investigations in December, 2019.




Detective Sergeant Levi Whitebread Det. Sgt. Levi Whitebread was born and raised in Kansas. Sergeant Whitebread joined the Junction City Police Department in January of 2014. He attended the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, where he graduated first in his class. He has been an active member of the SWAT team since 2016, and was promoted to the rank of Detective in the Drug Task Force in 2017. In 2018 he was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant where he was assigned until 2020. In early 2020 he rejoined the Junction City-Geary County Drug Task Force where he currently serves as the Sergeant. Sergeant Whitebread is a recipient of a General Commendation award through the National Police Officer Hall of Fame. 


 


Det. Al Babcock Det. Al Babcock was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and moved to Junction City as a young child.  He graduated from Junction City High School.  He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.  He started with the Junction City Police Department in 2002 as a patrol officer.  In 2007, he became a Detective with the Junction City / Geary County Drug Operations Group.  In 2017, he transferred to the Investigations Division working person and property crimes.

 

 

 


 


Det. Mike Vallon Det. Michael Vallon was born and raised in Kansas.  In 2012, he was hired by the Junction City Police Department as a patrol officer.  He joined the Junction City / Geary County S.W.A.T. team in 2015.  He was made a Field Training Officer in 2015.  He was promoted to Detective in 2017.  He is the primary detective for cell phone analysis.




 


Cassandra Thomas 

Cassandra Thomas started with the Police Department in September of 2015 working in Dispatch before moving to the Investigations Division in March of 2020.