Long Beach Police Department Welcomes Police Officers Karl Geiger and Bonnie Gerth
Police Commissioner Thomas R. Sofield, Sr. announced today, the appointments of Police Officers Karl Geiger and Bonnie Gerth. “I am pleased to welcome these fine Officers to the Long Beach Police Department,” Commissioner Sofield stated.
Police Officer Geiger was a six-year veteran of the New York City Police Department. His latest assignment with the NYPD was in the 104th Precinct in the borough of Queens, where he was serving as a Sergeant. As a Sergeant, his duties included overseeing the Community Policing Unit and supervising the Field Training Unit. He was also in charge of the Precinct’s Community Conditions Unit. Prior to his assignment in the 104th Precinct, Officer Geiger’s was assigned to the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn, where his assignments included working with the Burglary Apprehension Team and the Anti-Crime Task Force.
Police Officer Gerth is a five-year veteran of the New York City Police Department. Her latest assignment with the NYPD was in the 75th Precinct in the borough of Brooklyn, where she was serving as a Sergeant. As a Sergeant, she was in charge of Field Training, where her responsibilities entail supervising twenty-five newly assigned Police Officers. Prior to her assignment in the 75th Precinct Officer Gerth was assigned for two years to “Queens South”, an assignment that encompassed eight precincts. During this assignment Officer Gerth worked in an investigative capacity with the Evidence Collection Unit. Prior to the “Queens South” assignment Officer Gerth was assigned to the 105th Precinct in Queens. At this location, in addition to her patrol duties, Ms. Gerth was also designated the Domestic Violence Officer.
Commissioner Sofield added, “These young and intelligent Police Officers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Long Beach Police Department. They are well equipped to serve the needs of the Long Beach Community and the goals of the Police Department. They are welcome additions.”