Meet the Fullerton PD’s Two Newest Sworn Hires — That’s Right, ‘Girl Police Officers’

When the two newest members of the Fullerton Police Department recently went out in public for the first time in uniform, three words really stuck with them.

Girl police officers!

Three little girls who saw Danielle Riedl and Victoria “Tori” Thayer on their lunch break blurted out those words.

When Riedl and Thayer got back to the station, they both thought the same thing.


Titans Reach Higher

Thayer ’15 (B.A. public administration), and Riedl ’15 (B.A. history), were standouts at the sheriff’s academy.

Of the 64 recruits who started, only 39 graduated — eight of them women. Thayer and Riedl finished No. 1 and 2, respectively, among the female recruits. They are more proud, however, of both finishing in the top 10 overall in categories that include arrest and control techniques, firearms, report writing and physical training.

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