MLPD hires another ‘reserve’ officer

Veteran cop Worcester from Irvine

Mammoth Lakes Police Chief Dan Watson swore in the police department’s second reserve officer on June 10.  Dick Worcester will join Karen Smart as a part-time Level One reserve officer, he said. 

Reserve Officer Worcester began his law enforcement career in 1976 with the City of Irvine.

In addition to patrol duties, Worcester also worked as a traffic enforcement motorcycle officer, detective, traffic investigator, and DARE instructor.

Worcester retired from Irvine, California in 2003 and joined the University of California Irvine Police Department in 2004. He was promoted to detective later that year and was promoted again to sergeant in 2006. He retired from the UC Irvine Police Department in 2012.

“Reserve Officer Worcester brings a wealth of experience to the MLPD,” Watson said in a news release. “With the recent loss of seven sworn officers, we are very pleased to have him on our team.”

Worcester and his wife are part time residents of Mammoth Lakes.  They have three children. 

Watson said reserve officers are required to work a minimum of two shifts a month and he will be working patrol and special events. Reserve officers are paid up to $25 an hour. 

Watson also said anyone interested in learning more about the MLPD Reserve Program should contact Sergeant Rick Moberly at 760-934-2011.