Goleta, CA – On Tuesday, April 1, the Goleta City Council recognized Sergeant Kevin Huddle for his six years of service as the City of Goleta Police Department Motor Traffic Unit Supervisor. Sergeant Huddle was presented with a City Tile from the Mayor of Goleta, Michael T. Bennett.
“Sergeant Huddle has done an outstanding job serving the City of Goleta during these past six years and is a great example of the caliber of people serving the City in the important job of helping to make our streets and community safer,” said Vyto Adomaitis, Director of Public Safety for the City. “We now look forward to working with Sergeant Henebry to continue the high level of service to our community.”
Sergeant Huddle transferred to the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and Sergeant Henebry transferred to the Goleta Motor Traffic Unit.
The City of Goleta Motor Traffic Unit’s mission is to maintain the normal and safe flow of vehicle and pedestrian traffic throughout the City of Goleta. The Traffic Unit uses several means to conduct their mission, including the use of radar speed detection devices and vehicle and motorcycle patrols. There are four fulltime officers assigned to the unit.
In addition to regular traffic patrol, the unit also performs the following important safety duties:
· DUI Checkpoints
· School Zone Traffic Enforcement
· Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
· Public Announcements and Updates
· Pedestrian Traffic Safety Enforcement
Sergeant Bill Henebry has been with the Sheriff’s Office since 2002 and has a broad law enforcement background that began in 1975. It includes prior experience as a motor officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. Sergeant Henebry was also recently awarded the Supervisor of the Year Award by the Sheriff’s Office and is excited to begin his new duties for the City of Goleta.