Ed N. Bonner
Sheriff Edward N. Bonner began his law enforcement career with the Placer County Sheriff's Office in 1974. His assignments have included time in the Patrol, Corrections, and Investigations Divisions. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1979 and transferred to the North Lake Tahoe Substation working Patrol and Investigations. In 1983 he assumed the position of acting Lieutenant and in 1985 was promoted to Captain and served as the Substation Commander for seven years. In 1992 he was promoted to Undersheriff and returned to the Auburn area.
Sheriff Bonner was originally elected as Placer County's Sheriff in June of 1994 and took office on December 30, 1994. He ran unopposed during the 2010 election and started his fifth term in January, 2011.
Sheriff Bonner has completed an extensive array of management and professional training courses, including POST Command College, Jail Management, Internal Affairs, Advanced Police Management, FBI National Academy (139th Session), POST Management School, National Sheriffs' Institute, POST Executive Development, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS). He possesses many professional certificates and is an instructor of ethics in criminal justice at Sierra College in Rocklin; he has taught transition management at the California Command College. Sheriff Bonner earned a Master's Degree in Management Science at Cal Poly, Pomona, in 1992; and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology at University of California, Berkeley, 1973.
Sheriff Bonner was an honor student at Del Oro High School in Loomis. He grew up in Placer County and excelled in sports as a high school student. He was the first 4 year varsity letter winner at University of California in track and field. Sheriff Bonner earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1965 and additionally earned a bronze palm and as an adult was a Silver Bear Recipient. He was student body president at Del Oro High School in 1968.
His professional affiliations include:
- Past President of the Child Abuse Prevention Council
- FBI National Academy Association
- Command College Alumni Association
- University of California Alumni Association California State Sheriffs' Association Executive Board
- President, California State Sheriffs’ Association - 2008
Sheriff Bonner and his wife, Jeanne, have two sons, Andrew and Matthew.