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Primary Agency/Department Type:
Primary Role in Law Enforcement:
Officer/Deputy/Trooper/Ranger/Deputy Marshal/Patrolman
Deputy/ Officer
Primary Department/Agency Name:
Solano County Sheriff/ Califronia State Fair Police
Years in Law Enforcement:
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My Training:
I graduated from High School in 1980 from Lodi High School in Lodi, CA.

I completed my reserve officer training in 1982 from San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Ca.

I then completed my Associate of Arts Degree in Administration of Justice San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA. January 1983.

I then completed my Basic Police Academy Training Course Modesto Junior College Criminal Justice Training Center, Modesto, CA Graduated April 1983.

Defensive Tactics Instructors Course
Stockton, CA. April 1983

Bachelors of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Administration
California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA. May 1986

Certificate received October 20, 1986

Certificate received October 15, 1987

Adult Teaching Credential Life Time Teaching Credential for Police Service Dogs
Merced Community College District, Merced, CA April 1991

Drug Influence & Identification – Instructors Course
Sacramento, CA. June 1991

Drug Recognition Expert Course
Los Angeles, CA.
September 1991

Certificate received October 21, 1991

ASP Baton Instructors Course
Modesto, CA. November 1993
Basic Patrol Canine Instructors Course
Reno, NV. February 1997

Field Training Officer Course
Pristina, Province of Kosovo, Serbia October 1999

Emergency 30 –Day Substitute Teaching Permit
Elementary Education, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Sacramento, CA. September 2001 (Current)

POST Academy Instructor Certificate Course Level I (AICC)
Auburn, CA May 2008 .
POST Instructor Development Institute Level II Core Course
Folsom, CA May 13, 2009
About Me:
I am a twenty-six year veteran of law enforcement. I have worked as a reserve police officer, a full time police officer, an international civilian police officer, representing the United States in the United Nations Mission to Kosovo, Serbia and now as full time deputy sheriff. I also work part time as a police officer for the State of California at the California state fairgrounds when needed.

I had worked as a bailiff for over four years working in both criminal and civil court.
I had also worked as a patrol officer working in both a city and a country and international environment. I have also previously worked as a patrol/narcotics K9 handler conducting deployments in suspect and area search, tracking, narcotics and explosive detection. I have also previously worked as a street crime unit officer working street level narcotics cases, conducting search warrants, and working with informants for over a year. I have worked as a patrol supervisor, supervising international police officers during patrol operations, and also as a field training officer, training international police officers along with working as a regional investigator, conducting homicide and internal affairs investigations while working for the United Nations mission in Kosovo, Serbia.

Some of my collateral assignments have included being a school resource officer, canine unit trainer/ assist unit trainer for over seven years, then taking over as the canine unit trainer. An arrest & control and baton instructor, a drug recognition expert, highway drug interdiction team, rapid containment team member, bicycle team officer and mobile field force team member.

I also taught lecture based criminal justice courses at a private technical college and have also taught hands on course at the basic police academy in arrest and control methods and I have also taught officer safety course and consulted on use of police canines for a private law enforcement training & consulting company. I have also worked as an explosive detector canine handler for a private explosive detection canine company.

Through out my career I have attended training and instructor’s level courses in defensive tactics; arrest & control and baton training. Drug influence identification, patrol/ narcotics canine training, basic police academy instructors training, as well as taking educational courses in Planning for Effective Teaching and Instructional Strategies to Increase Student Success.
Relationship Status:
I Love Being in Law Enforcement Because:
I Forgot or the years

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 9:13am on December 1, 2010, Bob Daly said…
Welcome to the website! I know you will enjoy it as much as I do.
My name is Bob Daly and I'm a retired Detective from the NYPD.
Since retiring I've become an avid collector of police memorabilia, patches,
coins, pins, hats and just about anything at all. Could you please let me know
how I might be able to get anything from your department. I'm willing to trade or whatever.

Be Safe Out There!
At 2:20pm on February 19, 2011, kelli marie dillon said…
hi i like the foto!!!  want b friends!!??   g mail is  titedelite if want talk that way
At 12:13am on May 7, 2011, John Kasinecz said…
Hello, I am a patch collector and would like your patch from the Solano County Sheriffs and the California State Faire Police if possible. Thank you and stay safe
At 7:31am on July 31, 2011, dieter said…


Im german and very intersted for trade police patches,your intersted for trade with me??please

send me a mail

best from germany

At 2:39pm on May 13, 2015, Andie Jensen said…


Hello I am new to the site and hope all is well. I am a retired sergeant from Willits PD and have been patch collecting for 40 years. I would like to know if I can trade you for one of your SWAT patches. Thanks and take care. Andie

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