Please join us in congratulating Captain Brian Cervantes on his retirement. In 1986, Captain Brian Cervantes began his career with the department as a Police Cadet. The following year, he graduated from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Academy. In 1989, Captain Cervantes was selected as a K-9 Handler with his partner, “Duke.” In 1990, he joined the department’s SWAT Team. In 1993, Captain Cervantes was promoted to Corporal. After Duke's retirement, Captain Cervantes was selected to be on the “Flex Team” and, in 1999, he was promoted to Detective. As a detective, he worked various assignments throughout the bureau. In 2004, he was promoted to Sergeant and later was assigned as the Training Sergeant. In 2009, Captain Cervantes was promoted to Lieutenant. In 2013, he was promoted to Captain and has managed both the Field Services and the Investigative Services Divisions. Captain Cervantes is a graduate of California Baptist University. He has served the community as a long-time Corona/Norco YMCA Board Member. Captain Cervantes served this community and this department with distinction for more than 31 years. Congratulations, Captain Cervantes!