Behind the Badge – Cadet John Munoz


Cadet Munoz grew up in Topeka, Kansas and attended Seaman High School. He’s currently attending Washburn University where he will graduate in May with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
His interest in law enforcement began with his father, SGT. Manny Munoz who is a 20+ year veteran of the police department. When he became of age and was able to be more involved in the explorer’s program, he was able to get out into the community and was drawn to make a positive difference in people that he had contact with.
He joined TPD as a cadet in June 2016. Since then, he has been assigned to the records division, criminal investigations bureau, field operations, and the chief’s office. He says his favorite part of the job is being able to see all aspects of the department before becoming an officer. Another benefit is getting involved with the community. The cadets have worked many community events and he feels as if it left a lasting impact on those they made contact with.
In his down time, he likes to spend time with friends and family, fishing, hunting and working on cars.
Cadet Munoz has been a huge asset to this department and we thank him for his time and hard work!

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