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Lieutenant Phil Holder

Lieutenant Phil Holder started his career in law enforcement in 1989 at the Rio Hondo Police Academy in Whittier, CA.  As an officer, he served in many different assignments including patrol, gang suppression, D.A.R.E/G.R.E.A.T, bike patrol, School Resource Officer, Field Training Officer, Community Enhancement Team (CET), and the detective bureau. 

In 1998 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  As a Sergeant, his assignments included patrol, training, internal affairs, and the special enforcement team. His collateral duties included dispatch supervisor and coordinator for the field training and reserve officer programs.

In 2005 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.  Presently, he is responsible for administrative assignments, as well as, the records bureau, information technology, evidence, investigations, and training. Additionally, he is the Commander for the department’s Emergency Tactical Unit (ETU).

Lieutenant Phil Holder has a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Chapman University, a Bachelors Degree in Management from the University of Phoenix, and an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Crafton Hills College.  He is also a recipient of the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigations Certificate, with a specialty in homicide investigations.    

Lt. Holder is a graduate of the Sherman Block Leadership Institute (Class 138), P.O.S.T. Command College (Class 46), and the FBI National Academy (Session 250).


Lieutenant Mike West

Mike West began his pursuit of a law enforcement career as a police explorer while growing up in Waco, Texas. After moving to Southern California in 1992, he attended the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Academy and graduated in 1993.

Lieutenant West was first employed as an officer in 1993 with the Morongo Tribal Police Department and worked for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians for two years before being hired by the Beaumont Police Department in 1995. Lt. West worked for the Beaumont Police Department for nearly eight years. During this time, he was assigned to patrol and later to narcotic investigations as part of the Allied Riverside Cities Narcotic Enforcement Team (ARCNET).

Lt. West started at Banning Police Department in January of 2003 working in the patrol division and as school resource officer before being promoted to sergeant in 2005. Lt. West completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice at the American Intercontinental University and was promoted to lieutenant in November of 2007. Lt. West graduated from the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Program in 2011.

Lt. West is currently assigned as the Operations Lieutenant managing the field operations section of the Banning Police Department which includes Patrol and Communications.






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