Community: Retiring after 38 years with police

Vicki Miskimin has retired from the Burbank Police Department after almost 38 years and is settling into a more relaxed side of life.

In 1975, Miskimin applied for a job with the department and was interviewed by then Capts. Bob Heins and Don Tutich, who are both now deceased.

She began her career there as an intermediate clerk in the Records Bureau. Over the years, she worked in the Warrants Office, Juvenile Bureau and Detective Bureau. She was promoted to senior clerk in 2001 and moved to the COPS Bureau, where she worked until her retirement.

In the COPS Bureau, she was responsible for processing new employees. She worked with background investigators to process all of the reference inquiries, documentation and identification cards and was the first person new employees met.

Miskimin maintained all retired police personnel records. After an officer retired, she would process their retirement application with the city of Burbank, complete all paperwork required for their retirement badge and ensure their annual firearms certificates were up to date.

“Vicki was such an integral part of the Juvenile Bureau and always kept everything organized,” said retired Capt. Janice Lowers.

Peggy Peters, executive assistant to the chief, added, “Vicki was trustworthy and confident. I was amazed at the nurturing way Vicki would take those around her under her wing and make them feel good about their success.”

Sgt. Darin Ryburn said Miskimin's commitment to her work will be missed.

“Vicki always knew when to rein us in around the office if we were getting too far off our tasks, he said. “Vicki has been a friend and confidant for the past 25 years. I wish Vicki the best and many years of enjoyment during her well-deserved retirement.”

Miskimin plans to spend time with husband, Kirby, and her new Springer Spaniel, Zeke.


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