SBPD Welcomes Five New Officers
updated: Oct 11, 2013, 9:16 AM
Source: Santa Barbara Police Department
The men and women of the Santa Barbara Police Department are pleased to announce the addition of
five new officers to the SBPD family. Officers Sara Baca, Bryce Ford, Katrina Freeman, Justin Hesketh,
and Nicholas Molina recently graduated from the Ventura County Criminal Justice Training Center
following a rigorous 23-week academy experience. They will begin working at SBPD on Monday,
October 14, 2013.
Officer Sara Baca possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Fitness from California State
University, Long Beach.
Officer Bryce Ford studied Criminal Justice at Santa Barbara City College and is a veteran of the United
States Marine Corps. He is the son of local resident and former Santa Barbara High School and NBA
basketball player Don Ford. Officer Ford received the Police Academy's Outstanding Personal Traits
Officer Katrina Freeman possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of
California at Davis.
Officer Justin Hesketh is a former Santa Barbara Police Department Parking Enforcement Officer.
Officer Nicholas Molina possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California State
University, Channel Islands. Officer Molina received the Police Academy's Outstanding Physical Fitness
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