Featured Officer of the Week
The Momence Police Department would like you to get to know the police officers who serve and protect our community 24/7. Over the course of the next several weeks, each Friday, we will be featuring one of our police officers as the "Featured Officer of the Week." This officer will be featured on the City of Momence Police Department's Facebook page, as well as this police department website.
It is our intention to share with you the skills, expertise and extensive training that our officers possess, as well as the level of advanced education many of them have achieved to better serve our community.
We are confident that you will find a staff of dedicated, professional, well-trained and well educated police officers who stand ready to serve you with honor, pride and professionalism. Our doors are always open to the public and we welcome you to stop by the police department to meet our officers, or to just say hello.
We are grateful for the tremendous amount of support and encouragement that we have received from many members of our community; we will continue to work very hard to expand upon and improve our efforts in all areas of public safety to better serve you.
Officer Benjamin J. Garcia - October 30, 2015
Officer Benjamin J. Garcia joined the Momence Police Department as a part-time officer in October of 2014. In July of 2015 Officer Garcia was appointed to a full-time position with the Momence Police Department. On August 11, 2015 he graduated from the North-East Multi Regional Training Academy as a certified part-time police officer; he will complete his full-time certification in February of 2016.
Officer Garcia is a 2009 graduate of Kankakee High School and 2013 graduate of Kankakee Community College where he has earned his Associate's Degree in General Studies. Additionally, he has completed over 140 hours of course work at Olivet Nazarene University.
Officer Garcia is a 2014 graduate of the State of Illinois County Correctional Officer Academy and is a Certified County Correctional Officer. Prior to joining the Momence Police Department he served with the Kankakee County Sheriff's Department as a Corrections Officer.
Officer Garcia has received advanced training in Search & Seizure, Rapid Medical Response and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement. Most notably, Officer Garcia is a former member of the Illinois Army National Guard where he earned the rank of E-4 Specialist. During his service with the Illinois Army National Guard he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
Officer Garcia, while early in his career, has established himself as a well-respected member of our team. He consistently displays a positive upbeat attitude and has an excellent reputation for treating others with respect, compassion and concern; all of which are attributes that will serve him well throughout his law enforcement career.