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Costa Mesa Police Department gets new lieutenant, sergeant and crime scene investigation supervisor

by: Tony Dodero
Posted: November 18, 2019



COSTA MESA...The Costa Mesa Police Department recently had a ceremony to welcom a new Crime Scene Investigation Supervisor and celebrate the promotion of a new sergeant and lieutenant from within the ranks.

Costa Mesa native and longtime member of the department Stephanie Selinske was promoted to lieutenant, officer Josh Kuo was promoted to Sergeant and CSI Supervisor Lindsey Olson joined our team in August.

Lt. Selinske graduated from the academy in 1995 and joined the department in 1996. Her assignments include Patrol, Traffic, the Investigative Services Bureau, and Field Training Officer. She was promoted to sergeant in 2007, and worked Patrol six years.

She then worked as a Detective Sergeant for five years before she rotated back to Patrol in 2018. During the promotion ceremony she credited her family and friends’ support for her career successes.

”It has been a whirlwind being a full-time officer and supervisor and mom," said Selinske, who is only the second woman to rise to the rank of lieutenant in Costa Mesa. "The road to promotion is paved with hard work, passion, finding your intrinsic love for this job and community and most of all being an example for others!" 

Kuo graduated from the academy in April 2000 and started working in Costa Mesa in Patrol. In 2005, he joined the SWAT team. Some of Sgt. Kuo’s assignments include Field Training Officer, South Coast Plaza Detail, and collaterally he’s an instructor with the Department's Force Tactics group.

Olson came to the department from OC Crime Lab, where she worked as a Lead Forensic Specialist. She hit the ground running and is doing an amazing job with her CSI team! Her badge was pinned by her sister, an Orange County Sheriff Deputy, and mom, a Captain with Orange Count Fire Authority.

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