After nearly 25 years of service, Police Services Officer Ravi Perera will retire effective his last work day on March 20, 2019.
Ravi joined the Cypress Police Department as a Police Aide on November 21, 1994, and promoted to Police Services Officer in December 1999.
During his tenure, Ravi assisted with processing crime scenes, analyzed and processed evidence, conducted computer forensics, provided CSI instruction, and served as the Department photographer at crime scenes and during special events. He has served as a Property and Evidence Officer, and currently works within the Operations Division as a member of our jail staff.
Perera is a graduate of the FBI’s Advanced Forensic Photography Academy. He was selected to attend this highly sought and federally-funded training program through a competitive process with other applicants around the United States.
Ravi was awarded the 1999 Employee of the Year, and earned recognition as Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2012 for providing professional crime scene investigation services above and beyond what is expected. In 2000, Ravi earned the distinction of securing Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s first Civilian Deuce Award for his initiation of the apprehension of innumerable impaired drivers.
Throughout his career, Ravi has received numerous letters of recognition from the Chief of Police, other agencies, and the community for his efficient service to the community. He has shown support for the City through his past participation with events such as the Annual Police Appreciation Luncheon, Open House, Cypress Community Festival, and countless retirement and badge pinning events.
Ravi looks forward to maintaining his role as a CSI instructor and advisor in the US and internationally, traveling, facilitating safari tours, and coaching rugby.
Perera’s expertise, professionalism, and dedication will certainly be missed.
This article was released by the Cypress Police Department.