Oakdale Police Chief Scott Heller announced the appointment of Joe Carrillo as the Department’s new Lieutenant on Monday afternoon, May 1. Carrillo is a 26-year veteran of the Oakdale Police Department who has served in a wide variety of assignments over the years. For the last nine years Carrillo has served as a patrol Sergeant with a recent stint as the acting Lieutenant. Additionally, he has served as Corporal, Field Training Officer, Canine Handler, and Detective.
“I am honored to have been selected for this position and look forward to serving the residents of Oakdale and the men and women of the Oakdale Police Department in this new capacity,” said Carrillo.
He joined the Oakdale Police Department in July 1991, and in 1993 he was selected as a Narcotics Detective assigned to the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency. In 1997, his peers honored him as Oakdale Police Department’s “Officer of the Year.”
“Joe is an experienced law enforcement professional who has done a great job for the city for a long period of time,” said Chief Heller. “He knows the community, the department and I am confident that he will do an exceptional job for the city in his new role.”
Carrillo’s selection comes after an extensive recruitment process where candidates from throughout the United States were evaluated. Carrillo became the top candidate after being assessed by a community panel, a professional law enforcement panel, a written exercise, and a Chief’s interview.
An Oakdale native, Carrillo currently lives in town with his wife, where they have raised their four children.