CHIEF MAGGARD SWEARS IN THREE NEW LIEUTENANTS
On Thursday, January 20, 2011, Chief Maggard swore in three new Lieutenants in a ceremony at City Hall. Lieutenant Mike Hallinan, Lieutenant Julia Engen, and Lieutenant Pat Hurtado will fill the vacancies created by recent promotions and retirements and create three additional promotional opportunities for the Sergeant rank, expected to take place early next week.
Lieutenant Hallinan, a 21-year law enforcement officer began his career in Los Angeles in 1989. In 1994, he transferred to the Irvine Police Department. As an officer he worked as a Field Training Officer, narcotics investigator, and was a member of the Honor Guard, Special Enforcement Team, and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). He promoted to Sergeant in 2005, and worked in operations as a patrol supervisor and in the Investigations Bureau as a Detective Sergeant. He also continued to serve on the SWAT team as a team leader. Lt. Hallinan’s formal education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from California State University, Northridge, and a Master’s Degree in Administration of Justice from the University of Phoenix. Additionally he is a graduate of the Sherman Block Leadership Institute, The West Point Leadership Program and the Peace Officer Standards and Training Management Course. In his new assignment, Lt. Hallinan will be splitting his time between administrative duties as the special projects coordinator, and field operations.
Lieutenant Engen began her career as a Deputy Sheriff in Orange County in 1992. She transferred to the Irvine Police Department in 1994 where she worked in Patrol, as a Field Training Officer, and in Investigations as a School Resource Officer. She was an original member to several collateral assignments such as the Irvine Spectrum policing team, the bike team, and the recruiting team and also served as a Field Training Officer. Lt. Engen promoted to Sergeant in 2003 and has supervised Patrol, several units as the Operations Support Supervisor, the Communications Bureau, the Animal Services Unit, and while assigned to the Office of Professional Development, oversaw the hiring process for sworn and professional staff. Lt. Engen has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of La Verne and a Master’s Degree from California State University, Long Beach. She is a graduate of the Sherman Block Leadership Institute, and is a Certified Academy Instructor and Recruit Training Officer. Lt. Engen will be assuming the responsibilities of the Department’s Public Information Officer.
Lt. Hurtado was introduced to Law Enforcement in 1987 when he was a Police Explorer with the Orange Police Department. In 1989, he began his career with the Irvine Police Department as one of the Department’s first cadets. He continued to serve in a civilian role until 1991 when he became a sworn police officer with the City of Irvine. As an officer he worked in Field Operations as a Patrol Officer and a Field Training Officer, and in Investigations as a Special Enforcement Team member. Additionally he worked in several collateral assignments such as the Special Weapons and Tactics team, and as a Community Police Academy Instructor. Lt. Hurtado promoted to Sergeant in 2004. As a Sergeant, he continued to serve as a SWAT team leader, supervised patrol, and was a Detective Sergeant, in charge of the Special Investigations Unit. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of La Verne and is currently completing his Master’s Degree at Woodbury University. As a result of his promotion, Lt. Hurtado will be assuming responsibilities for the Department’s Emergency Management Unit.
( Photographs of the New Lieutenants )