Administrative Services Commander
Captain Marcelo Blanco
Marcelo Blanco started his career with Upland Police Department January 1991 as Regional Occupational Student Volunteer. In September 3, 1991 he was hired as Cadet and then promoted to Police Services Technician April 1994. He was first civilian Crime Prevention Officer. Marcelo was hired as Police Officer April 18, 1996.
His Special assignments included: School Resource Officer, D.A.R.E Officer, First Aid and CPR Instructor, Crisis and Hostage Negotiator, Explorer Post Advisor, FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Promoted to Detective October 2005. Then Promoted to Sergeant December 2009. As a Sergeant served as Explorer Post Coordinator, Mobile Field Force Team Leader, Spanish Media PIO, and Community Resource Officer Team Supervisor.
He Promoted to Lieutenant September 2016. During his time as a Lieutenant he was as Patrol Watch Commander.
Marcelo served as Acting Captain in December of 2017. Then Promoted to Captain in March of 2018.
In addition, he is a credentialed instructor for vocational education.