Experience

  • 40 Year Law Enforcement Career
  • Sheriff of Santa Barbara County 2006-Present
  • Chief of Police, Lompoc, California 1995-2006
  • Chief of Police, Moscow, Idaho 1992-1995
  • Graduate, Northwest Command College
  • Graduate, 169th Session, FBI National Academy
  • Graduate, 33rd Session, FBI National Executive Institute
  • Master's in Public Administration, USC
  • Bachelor's in Management, University of Redlands
  • President, 91st Class of the Delinquency Control Institute
  • Chairman, Santa Barbara County Law Enforcement Chiefs
  • Executive Director, Santa Barbara Regional Criminal Apprehension Team
  • President, California State Sheriffs' Association, 2017-2018
  • Past President, California Police Chiefs' Association, 2005-2006
  • Commissioner, State of California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, 2010-Present