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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.




Det.Sgt Doug Cathey 

Det. Sgt. Doug Cathey joined the Junction City Police Department in 2011. From 2012 to 2016, he served as a Patrol Officer in the Operations Division of the Department.  In 2013, he became a member of the Junction City / Geary County S.W.A.T. team and continues on the team.  In 2015, he became certified in Active Shooter training and serves as one of the Department's instructors.  In 2016, he joined the Department's Honor Guard team.  In July of 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served as a Patrol Sergeant until September of 2017, at which time he moved to the Investigations Division as a Detective Sergeant.





Det. John Berrios 

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.






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.

 

 

 

 

 


Mark Roberts 

Mark Robertsis 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 

 Marsha Rich began her employment with the Police Department in 1979 and is currently the secretary for the Investigations Division.