City welcomes Captain Mike Judge


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Sheriff Stan Sniff recently announced the appointment of Captain Mike Judge as the commander of the Perris Sheriff’s Station. Captain Judge replaces Captain John Hill who has been promoted to chief deputy of Corrections Operations. Captain Judge officially took command of the station on September 5, 2013.

The Perris Sheriff’s Station provides service and protection to more than 230,000 residents and covers over 200 square miles of Riverside County. The Perris Sheriff’s Station provides law enforcement service to the City of Canyon Lake, City of Menifee and the City of Perris. In that sense, Captain Judge will oversee Canyon Lake's Police Department.

The Riverside Sheriff’s Department Forensic Services section, which is responsible for the collection, preservation and identification of evidence for all Sheriff’s stations in the western end of the county, also operates out of the Perris station. 

Captain Judge has over 25 years of law enforcement experience. He joined the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1996 but began his law enforcement career in 1988, when he joined the Hemet Police Department.  While working there, his assignments included patrol, traffic, Special Weapons and Tactics Team, and investigations.

In 1996, his first assignment with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department was as a patrol deputy and a member of the Career Criminal Apprehension Team at the Hemet Station.

In 2000, Captain Judge was promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to the Jurupa Valley Station and served as a patrol sergeant. In 2001, he transferred to Norco, where he served as the administrative, traffic and investigative sergeant. 

In 2005, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and transferred to the Southwest Detention Center, where he managed Transportation Operations, Classification, the Business Office, and served as the administrative lieutenant. 

In 2008, he was transferred to the Southwest Station, where he managed unincorporated patrol operations, special teams, City of Temecula contract services, and served as the administrative lieutenant. In 2010, he was transferred to the Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, where he managed range operations and served as the administrative lieutenant.

In 2012, Captain Judge was promoted to the rank of captain by Sheriff Stan Sniff to command the Coordinated Custody Management Unit, consisting of the Headcount Management Unit, Riverside Alternative Sentencing Programs, and the Sheriff’s Inmate Training and Education Bureau.

Captain Judge holds a BS degree in Workforce Education and Development and an MS degree in Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Captain Judge and his wife Kim, reside in the San Jacinto Valley.

On behalf of the City of Canyon Lake, acting City Manager Deborah Harrington expressed appreciation to Captain John Hill for his service and dedication to the citizens of Canyon Lake. "John Hill could always be seen at the Public Safety and City Council meetings and worked to implement the best service to the City of Canyon Lake," she said.