The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation of 10 Sheriff’s Office Custody Deputies from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy. The graduates received their certificates of completion yesterday, May 4, 2018, at a formal ceremony held at the Allan Hancock College Public Safety Training Complex in Lompoc. The majority of the class was funded by the Northern Branch Jail Project and will be assigned to the new facility when it opens in 2019.
The graduates completed a comprehensive California Standards and Training for Corrections, which included almost 400 hours of instruction. Some of the instruction included emergency planning in a custody facility, report writing, ethics, investigation procedures, classification of inmates, contraband detection, arrest and control and physical training. The graduates also received specific Direct Supervision training which will be the inmate management strategy at the new jail.
The graduates come to the Sheriff’s Office with a variety of backgrounds and life experience. The Academy is designed to prepare students mentally, morally, emotionally and physically to work as Correctional Officers. In his keynote address, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown spoke directly to the cadets and reminded them of responsibility that comes with their chosen career. He said, “By exhibiting the type of respectful demeanor you expect from those in your care, you will help reduce future crime and protect the public we serve in a meaningful way.”
From the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office the graduates include: Reynaldo Garcia, Kyle Leon, Michael Locker, Jose Miguel, Daniel Nova, Humberto Orozco, Luke Pappas, Miguel Ramirez, Elizabeth Renner and Oswaldo Zacarias.
The Sheriff’s Office wants to congratulate Custody Deputy Daniel Nova for earning the honor of being chosen as the class Valedictorian. Congratulations also to Custody Deputy Elizabeth Renner for receiving the Leadership Award and Custody Deputy Michael Locker for receiving the Ron Battles (Most Inspirational) Award. We are excited to welcome this great group of new custody deputies to our Sheriff’s Office family.
The Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for Custody Deputy. This is a tremendous opportunity for individuals who want to make a positive difference and serve their community while pursuing a career in Public Safety. To apply, go to our website at www.sbsheriff.org and go to the Join Us section.