The City of Hoquiam has a new officer, although he has been with the department for 9 months already.
Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers introduced Police Services Officer Jesus Martinez-Lopez to the City Council on Monday night before Mayor Jasmine Dickhoff swore him in.
Myers said that Martinez-Lopez has been with the HPD for 9 months, but recently he graduated from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Corrections Officer Academy earlier this month. In addition to this, Myers says that he has additional ties to the city.
Myers stated that prior to the City, Martinez-Lopez worked 3 years at Stafford Creek Corrections Center. Due to this experience, he served in a leadership role at the academy.
“PSO Martinez is a fine example of the great people we have at Hoquiam!”
At Hoquiam, he will serve multiple roles within Corrections, Records, and Code Enforcement.