Employee of the Month

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City of Porterville
291 North Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
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City of Porterville

April 2019 Employee of the Month

Ryan Smalling

Police Department

Ryan Smalling was born in Lindsay and raised in Porterville, California.  Ryan attended local schools throughout his childhood and graduated from Monache High School in 2008.  During school, he was activein athletics and Future Farmers of America (FFA).  He is the middle son of Tim and Karen Smalling of Porterville and has two siblings, Joshua and Kymber Smalling, also of Porterville.

Ryan started with the Porterville Police Department as an Explorer at the age of 15.  He spent three years in the Explorer program, rising to the rank of Explorer Lieutenant.  Ryan was hired with the City Of Porterville in 2009 as a part-time Animal Control Officer and shortly after became a full-time Animal Control Officer.

Ryan has completed the basic and advanced animal control and animal cruelty investigation courses. He has excelled as an Animal Control Officer and does not hesitate to assist his fellow co-workers with Animal Control related investigations. Ryan is pleasant to work with and often receives praise from his co-workers for his investigative efforts and willingness to help out.

Ryan is married to Jessica Smalling and has four children; Marisela (12 years old), Isaac (8 years old), Brooklynn (7 years old), and Danica (10 months).  During his free time, he enjoys being outdoors especially in the mountains and likes to go fishing.  He enjoys coaching his son’s baseball team and also enjoys target shooting and going on road trips with his family. Ryan enjoys his job and serving his community and is very appreciative for all the opportunities provided to him by the City of Porterville over the past ten years.


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