Bishop Police Department Chief Welcomes New Officer In Swearing In Ceremony

Bishop Police Department added Rashell Dawn Gosvener to its roster in a Monday morning swearing in ceremony at the City Council Chambers. Gosvener was Richard Standridge’s first hire as Police Chief and, he noted, the sister of his first hire on the Porterville Police Department. “If Rashell has half the work ethic as her brother,” he said, “Bishop is very fortunate. When I had the opportunity to
hire her, I jumped at it.” Gosvener’s parents, son and other family members were present for the brief ceremony.


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Frankly Speaking
Frankly Speaking
1 month ago

Frankly, we need more women in our local police agencies…period! Welcome to Bishop PD!

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