13 Sheriff's Office Employees Honored at Promotional Ceremony
Santa Barbara - March 28th, 2016
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the promotions of 13 employees. The select group was honored today at one of the largest promotional ceremonies in the history of the Sheriff’s Office. The ceremony was held this morning, March 28, at the Sheriff’s Training Bureau. Two Commanders, three Lieutenants, five Sergeants, two Custody Sergeants and an Office Administrative Professional Senior were promoted before a packed room of colleagues, family and friends. They were chosen after a challenging and competitive testing process.
Sheriff Brown presided over the ceremony and expressed his pride and congratulations for those who were selected to advance in their careers. He said, “The caliber and quality of those promoted today is outstanding. I know that each of them will do an excellent job in their new roles. With people like these assuming positions of significant responsibility, I know that the future of our organization is in good hands.”
Craig Bonner, a 23-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office was sworn in as a Commander and is assigned to North County Operations. Commander Bonner has worked a variety of assignments during his career and most recently worked as Lieutenant in charge of the Coroner’s Bureau and Special Projects.
Kelly Moore, a 32-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was sworn in as a Commander and is assigned to South County Operations. Commander Moore has also held a variety of assignments during his law enforcement career and most recently managed criminal investigations countywide and then special investigations including narcotics.
Ruben Cintron II, a 26-year-veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was promoted to Lieutenant and will be assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol when Lt. Rob Plastino transfers in June to oversee the Coroner’s Bureau and Special Projects.
Kevin Huddle, an 18-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was also promoted to Lieutenant. He is taking over as Chief of Police Services for the City of Goleta. Lt. Huddle is replacing Lt. Butch Arnoldi who held the position for five years and is transferring to a new assignment with the Criminal Investigations Division.
Eddie Hsueh, a 30-year veteran of the agency, was promoted to Lieutenant and will continue with his assignment overseeing the Civil/Courts/Records Bureau.
Christopher Gotschall, a 14-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was promoted to Sergeant and will remain assigned to the South County Operations Division.
John Maxwell, a 15-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was also promoted to Sergeant andwill transfer from being assigned from Professional Standards to South County Operations.
Jeffrey McDonald, a 14-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was promoted to Sergeant and will move from being a detective in the Criminal Investigations Division to North County Operations Division.
Joseph Schmidt, an 11-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was promoted to Sergeant and was most recently assigned to the Gang Enforcement Unit. He will now be assigned to South County Operations Division.
Greg Sorenson, a 19-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was promoted to Sergeant and will continue in his assignment to South County Operations.
Dulce Brooks, a 12-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was promoted to Custody Sergeant and most recently worked as a Background Investigator Detective. Custody Sergeant Brooks is now assigned to the Jail Operations Division.
Michael Shannon, a 20-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was also promoted to Custody Sergeant and was most recently assigned to the Medium Security Facility. Custody Sergeant Shannon will be assigned to Jail Operations.
Kristi Nelson has been with the Sheriff’s Office for three years and was promoted to Administrative Office Professional Senior. Nelson started out as a dispatcher and was most recently assigned to the Office of the Sheriff as an Administrative Office Professional. Her new assignment will be with the North County Branch Jail Project.
The Sheriff’s Office wants to congratulate all of those who were promoted today and we wish them the best in their new assignments.
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