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From Cordova High School to RCPD Employee of the Year

Post Date:01/30/2018 10:26 AM
The Rancho Cordova Police Department is proud to recognize Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Officer Andrey Nedeoglo as its 2017 Employee of the Year!

Nedeoglo grew up in the Ukraine and his family moved to the United States, selecting the City of Rancho Cordova as their home, when he was 16 years old. He attended, learned English at, and graduated from Cordova High School, and worked at the McDonalds at Sunrise Boulevard and Zinfandel Drive.

When he graduated from Cordova High, Nedeoglo took college courses and worked, but he always knew he wanted to serve in the military or in law enforcement. 

“I believe that some people have a calling to serve our country or our community, and some people don’t,” said Nedeoglo. “I have always felt that I have that calling.”

Nedeoglo had friends and mentors who worked with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and everyone had the same opinion: if he wanted to go into law enforcement, he should pick their department. He decided to enroll in and attend the Sheriff’s Department Academy, and graduated in 2001.

Upon graduation, Nedeoglo was hired with the Sheriff’s Department and worked at the main jail for 14 years. In 2015, he transitioned to patrol in the South Sacramento area until 2016 when he heard about an opening at RCPD.

Nedeoglo had an interest in RCPD due to its outstanding reputation of having high standards for its team, as well as opportunities for specialty assignments such as the POP Unit. He interviewed with RCPD and joined the team as one of its patrol officers.

From the very beginning, Nedeoglo had an interest in working with the POP Unit and volunteered to assist with POP projects and operations. His interest led to him being selected as the new POP officer for the Anatolia, Sunridge Park, Kavala Ranch and Lincoln Village neighborhoods in January 2018, upon the retirement of Officer Randy Moya.

“I look forward to further serving the Rancho Cordova community in my new role as a POP Officer,” said Nedeoglo. “My primary goal is to make a positive impact in the lives of Rancho Cordova residents. At the end of my career, if there’s one person that says I was able to give them a positive experience, that’s what matters.”

Annually, RCPD selects one of its officers to recognize as Employee of the Year for going above and beyond the call of duty and for his or her commitment to serving the Rancho Cordova community. POP Officer Nedeoglo was recognized for his role at RCPD the last two years.

“During the last two years, Officer Nedeoglo has proven himself as a leader on his patrol shift and has been a ‘go-to’ officer,” said Chief of Police Chris Pittman. “He has the reputation of being a hard worker and someone who develops innovative and creative solutions to problems. It is because of these talents that Officer Nedeoglo was recently selected to be part of the POP Unit.”

Come meet POP Officer Nedeoglo at the next Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Tuesday, February 20 at 6 PM at 2897 Kilgore Road, Rancho Cordova. Click here to view the Community Resource Directory with contact information for the POP Unit.
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