Sergeant Eric Hugelman
Sergeant Eric Hugelman moved to Mammoth Lakes in 1982. He joined the Mammoth Lakes Police Department in 1988 as a Reserve Officer. In 1990 he put himself through the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Academy to further pursue a full time career in law enforcement. Eric was sworn in full time with the Mammoth Lakes Police Department in 1991. During his tenure with MLPD he has held numerous positions and collateral assignments. He has instructed Range Training, Weaponless Defense, Arrest and Control, Side Handle and Straight Baton and had specialized weapons training. He promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2006 and has been the Department Detective, School Resource/DARE Officer, Range Master, Field Training Coordinator and currently is the departments Training Manager.
Eric enjoys all aspects of living in the Eastern Sierra and started the Mountain Bike Patrol Program for MLPD with Sergeant Moscowitz. He has competed in the California Fire & Police Winter Olympics since his start with MLPD and helped start the local Biathlon program. He has participated in the Baker to Vegas Relay with the Eastern Sierra Lawmen since 2000.
Sergeant Hugelman has received Chief’s Award for Outstanding Performance on multiple occasions and is the recipient of three Officers of the Year Awards by his peers. Eric takes pride in being a top marksman in both pistol and rifle and has received eight Top Gun Awards. He has held the position of President for the Mammoth Lakes Police Officers Association and is currently the Executive Vice President. Eric’s paradigm is “Success is born from helping others to succeed”.
Sergeant Rick Moberly
Sergeant Moberly began his law enforcement career in 2004 as a reserve police officer after working over ten years in the construction industry throughout Northern Nevada and California. In 2005, he was hired by the San Diego Police Department and graduated from the 63rd San Diego Regional Training Academy. After the academy, Sergeant Moberly was permanently assigned as a patrol officer in the Southeastern Division of San Diego. In 2007, Sergeant Moberly transferred to the Mammoth Lakes Police Department to serve as a patrol officer. In 2009, Sergeant Moberly was assigned to the Mono County Narcotics Enforcement Team (MONET) as a narcotics detective. Sergeant Moberly is a graduate of the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigations, with an emphasis in narcotics investigations. Sergeant Moberly returned to patrol in 2012 and became a patrol sergeant in 2013. Moberly is also a POST certified firearms instructor and is the department’s range master. He holds a BS in civil engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Sergeant Joseph Vetter
Sergeant Joseph Vetter attended the Golden West Police Academy in Huntington Beach and graduated as honor recruit in 1998. Upon graduation, he was hired with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department. During his tenure there, he worked as Patrol Deputy, Bailiff, and as a Crmie Scene Investigations Detective. In 2005, he lateraled to the Mono County Sheriff's Department and served as Resident Deputy, Bailiff, CSI Technician, and Marine Enforcement. In 2012, he moved to the Inyo County Sheriff's Office and was assigned to Patrol Deputy, Marine Enforcement, Field Training Officer, and promoted to Corporal. As Corporal, he supervised the patrol division, custody division, and courts/transportation division. Sergeant Vetter holds a BA from Sonoma State University in Environmental Studies.