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.
Captain Marchese has been a member of the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department for 24
years and is currently the Commander of the Field Support Division where she
oversees Technical Operations, the Communications Center, Property Warehouse and
CSI. She has worked several varying assignments in Corrections, Investigations,
Court Security and Patrol. Prior to her employment with the Sheriff’s Department she
worked for the Sacramento Police Department.
LeeAnneDra currently works for the California State Fair assigned to the gang
suppression unit and serves as the Program Manager for the San Juan Unified Safe
Schools Program. She has been the President of Sheriffs Toy Project for 12 years and
is a Board Member for the Law Enforcement Managers Association.
Off duty Captain Marchese is committed to her community and has volunteered as a
Coach/Manager for girls fast pitch softball for 8 years and holds a board member
position for a recreational league. She is an instructor for the FBI National Academy
Youth Leadership Program and spends her time mentoring young teens for
LeeAnneDra Marchese holds a Master’s degree from California State University of
Long Beach and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy class #256.
Darrell Amos was born and raised in San Jose, California with his parents and older brother. As a freshman in high school, a ride-along with a neighbor who worked for the San Jose Police Department introduced him to the idea of a career in law enforcement. In 1991, while still attending high school, Darrell joined the Santa Clara Police Department as a police cadet. After graduating in 1993, Darrell attended De Anza College where is received his AA degree in Administration of Justice.
In 1999, Darrell decided to join his older brother who was already a deputy at the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. He graduated from the Sheriff’s Academy in 2000 and was immediately hired by the County.
Darrell’s first assignment was the Sacramento County Main Jail primarily working in booking and intake, but also served on the CERT Team and was a jail training officer. In 2004, he rotated out to the streets where he worked as a patrol deputy, and later a field training officer, on the graveyard shift. In 2016, Darrell decided to move to the Civil Division of the Department where he continues to serve the community of Sacramento.
Amar Gandhi joined the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office in May of 2005, when he was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff. He was initially assigned to the Main Jail Division, spent a short time at Court Security Services and ultimately rotated to patrol in Central Division. He primarily worked on the swing shift and graveyard shift and served as a Field Training Officer, training new Deputies when they came out to Patrol Services. He was then chosen to serve on the Central Division’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Team, where he was responsible for targeting high impact crimes and criminals within Central Division and the South Bureau.
In July of 2018, Amar was promoted to Sergeant and is currently assigned to the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center, as a shift supervisor. Sergeant Gandhi has received several commendations during his career for special assignments ranging in organizing charity soccer events and conducting presentations for community organizations, to participating in high impact warrant sweeps. He is married to his wife, Sima (a public school teacher) and they have three children together: their sons, Krish (10) and Rishi (5) and their daughter Anu (3).
After spending my HS years in the Sacramento area, I enlisted in the US Army and served four years as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division as an Infantryman.
I got out of the Army in 1999 and worked construction for two years before joining the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. I worked in the jail from Jan 2003--August 2005, at which point I went to work in the contract city of Rancho Cordova for the Rancho Cordova Police
Department. In 2010, I transferred to the North Patrol Division, where I have worked since. From October 2010 to March 2018, I worked graveyard patrol in the North Highlands, Rio Linda, Antelope and Elverta area. I was brought onto the North Division Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Team in March of 2018, where I continue to work to this day.
I am married, with two kids (one boy and one girl, twins).
I have greatly enjoyed my career, protecting the residents of Sacramento County, and have especially enjoyed working in the North Area. Moving to POP and having the ability to focus my efforts on eliminating the problems brought to our attention by community members has already been intensely rewarding and I look forward to many more years of service to the residents of Sacramento County.
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