Williams Police Department welcomes a new officer

Last Thursday, Williams Police Chief Ed Anderson welcomed his newest officer, Leticia Reusser, to the force at a small swearing-in and badge pinning ceremony at the Williams City Hall.

“We are very happy to have her,” said Williams Police Chief Ed Anderson.

If the last name sounds familiar, it should: her husband, Adam Reusser, joined the Williams Police Department in July of this year. Adam Reusser pinned his wife’s badge on her on Thursday, returning the favor after she did the same earlier this year.

“We’re glad to have both of them,” Anderson said. “They both bring years of law enforcement experience, and were each the best candidate in their respective hiring processes.”

While the Pioneer Review previously quoted City Councilman John Troughton Jr. as saying that the Williams Police Department reached a full staffing level with their most recent, previous hiring – which, coincidentally, was Adam Reusser – Anderson said that wasn’t the case. Leticia Reusser rounds the department’s staff of 11 officers. He added that the department is alloted 12 police officer positions, but one of them remains vacant for budgetary reasons.

Leticia Reusser was born in Zamora, Mexico, where she lived for 11 years with her parents, Ricardo and Maria Covarrubias. She moved with her family to Lake County in 2001, where she first became interested in law enforcement after joining the California Highway Explorer Program, which she participated in for about four years.

After graduating from Kelseyville High School in 2010, Reusser attended Mendocino Community College. She graduated in 2012 with two associate degrees, one in Psychology and one in Administration of Justice. From there, she went on to attend the Santa Rosa Junior College Police Academy in Windsor, CA. She graduated from the academny on May 23, 2014.

Reusser began her career in law enforcement at the Marysville Police Department, where she was hired in January 2015. She worked there as a police officer in the patrol division for about a year and a half, before she was promoted to the detective unit.

While working at the Marysville Police Department, Reusser met her husband.