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Paso Robles hires four new police officers 

From left to right: Officer K.J. Stanley, Officer G. Silva, Officer J. Gonzales, and Officer A. Ellis.

Police department sponsored the officers through Allen Hancock police academy

–The Paso Robles Police Department has announced the appointment of four new police officers. Officers Joseph Gonzales, Alex Ellis, Garrett Silva, and Kenneth (Joe) Stanley were appointed Friday at a 10 a.m. ceremony held in the Paso Robles Police Department’s Emergency Operation Center.

The Paso Robles Police Department sponsored the officers through the 112th Allen Hancock police academy. The officers graduated from the 21-week (836 hour) intensive training course on June 08, 2017.

Officer Gonzales was raised in Kern County, CA before relocating his family to the north county several years ago. Officer Gonzales is a former correctional officer with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Officer Ellis is a lifelong north county resident having attended both Cuesta College and Cal Poly. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Communications. Ellis has a strong law enforcement background as a former Juvenile Services Officer with the Probation Department. Additionally, her father Joe Ramirez is a 27-year veteran of the PRPD.

Officer Silva is a lifelong San Luis Obispo County resident and was also raised in the north county. Officer Silva is a veteran of the armed services having served in the United States Navy.

Officer Stanley is a Paso Robles resident and graduated from Templeton High School. After high school, Officer Stanley attended both Cuesta College and Cal Poly. Officer Stanley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Management.

These hiring’s brings the Paso Robles Police Department’s staffing to 32 officers. The City of Paso Robles is currently seeking qualified applicants for upcoming appointments as Police Officer Recruits. To apply for this unique opportunity please visit:



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