After successfully completing the Sheriff's Training Academy, Jim was sworn in June of 1974 as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff & has been continually working for the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department ever since. For the first 20 years of his career, he doubled-up with a patrol deputy nights and on weekends and worked all over the county handling calls for service. He did this on a volunteer basis, as he already had a full time 8-5 non-peace officer job with the State of California.
In 1997, Jim was asked to apply for the On-Call Deputy Sheriff classification, which is a paid classification equivalent to a full-time Deputy Sheriff. He was assigned to the Airport Bureau as an On-Call Deputy Sheriff and has been assigned there ever since as a patrol deputy, working something less than 40 hours a week. He has also worked
in the Boat Patrol, Prisoner Transportation and at Folsom Dam. Jim was then asked if he wanted to consider working off-duty neighborhood patrol assignments, in addition to his airport duties. In 2011, Jim started working off duty patrol jobs, with Arden Oaks being one of the first ones Jim was assigned and has been working it continually since, every Thursday and Saturday .
In 2011, after 38 years of service, Jim retired from the State of California as the Deputy Director for Business Services at the Department of Water Resources. Since then Jim has been working an average of 30 hours a week between the airport and off duty jobs, which provides him the balance in assignments that he likes.
I started my career with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department in 1991, I have been a Deputy for almost 28 years. In that time I have held assignments in the Main Jail, South and North Patrol, Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) and at the Sacramento International Airport where I am currently assigned.
While working in Patrol I was a Field Training Officer (FTO) where I trained new deputies how to work in a patrol assignment. I am currently an FTO at the Airport, training new deputies.
In addition to my regular assignment within the Sheriff’s department I also work several OFFDUTY jobs. I have worked as a Safe Schools Officer for the San Juan Unified School District for over twenty years. The school district hires us to provide law enforcement services on their campuses during school hours. Over the years I have also worked in a couple of different neighborhood patrol jobs.
I am currently working one day a week for the Mission Oaks Park District and I have been working in Arden Oaks since the spring of 2013.
I have been married for twenty eight years and we have four kids who keep us very busy. Last week we just found out we are going to be grandparents for the first time. My oldest son and his wife are going to have a baby in March of 2019, we couldn’t be more excited!
I am an avid cyclist and enjoy riding my department issued mountain bike at the airport and events like the Rancho Cordova Fireworks Show and the California Capital Air Show. In my off time I ride my road bike mostly training for my annual ride on the East coast, The Police Unity Tour, where we ride our bikes nearly three hundred miles to honor Police Officers who have been killed in the line of duty.
My career is starting to wind down, I plan on retiring in December 2019, buying a truck and fifth wheel and traveling around our great country, in search of a new place to settle.
It is my pleasure to work in your community, I really enjoy meeting and conversing with all of you at the different events I have attended in your neighborhood.