Three Burbank Police Officers Move Up The Ladder


Three Burbank Police Officers have been promoted this past week to fill a position created by recent retirements.

Captain Ron Caruso

Captain Ron Caruso, a 27-year veteran of the Burbank Police Department, began his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Upon graduation from the Academy, he was recognized as “Honor Cadet” of Class #223.

After serving one year with the Sheriff Department’s, Caruso joined the Burbank Police Department in 1985. His vast experience includes time as a Field Training Officer, Motor Officer (both as Sergeant and Lieutenant), and Air Support Observer, with assignments in the Bike Patrol, Gangs, and Internal Affairs details. He has also for the past 15 years been the Senior Team Leader with the Special Response Team.

Captain Caruso is a graduate of the Supervisory Leadership Institute, Leadership Burbank, Executive Development Course, and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Captain Caruso graduated from Burbank High School in 1980.  He earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree from California State University at Long Beach, and is currently earning his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University at Northridge.

Lieutenant Daniel Yadon

Lieutenant Daniel Yadon joined the police department in May, 1994.  He has worked assignments as a patrol officer, detective, and sergeant.

As a patrol officer, he worked the bicycle detail in addition to patrol responsibilities.  He was also an Explorer Advisor for the department’s Police Explorer Program.

As a detective, Lt Yadon worked Fraud, Narcotics and Intelligence.  During his assignment to narcotics, he worked the “Allied State and Local Task Force” (State Department of Justice), focusing on organizations distributing narcotics throughout the United States.

As a sergeant, he worked Patrol, Narcotics and in the Professional Standards Bureau.  Lt Yadon is currently assigned to Patrol as a Watch Commander.

Seargent Kerry Schilf

Kerry Schilf joined the Burbank Police Department as a lateral police officer in September, 1992.  He began his law enforcement career in 1987 as a reserve police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Over the course of his 24 year service to the community, he held positions as a Field Training Officer (Patrol and Traffic Divisions), Motorcycle/Traffic enforcement officer, Mounted Unit officer, and DUI enforcement officer.  He holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Cal State University, Northridge.  As a youth, he worked as a lifeguard for the City of Burbank Parks and Recreation Department and was a member in The Boy Scout program where he attained the rank of Eagle Scout.  Sergeant Schilf has been married to his wife Carol for 15 years.  Carol is a recently retired Burbank Police Officer with 20 years of service.

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