Captain Wayne Woo began his law enforcement career in 1990 with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and came to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office in 1994. He has worked a variety of assignments including corrections, patrol and investigations. As a deputy and sergeant he worked as a detective in the Burglary Unit, Special Investigations Unit and the Special Operations Unit. Wayne has been involved in the Training Division and served as a use of force instructor teaching defensive tactics, impact weapons, and firearms training.
Throughout his career, Wayne spent over 18 years as a tactical team member. Prior to his promotion, he was the team commander of the Special Enforcement Team, where he worked as an operator, team leader and eventually the team commander.
As a lieutenant, Wayne served as a patrol watch commander, patrol administrative lieutenant and served as the station commander for the South Placer Substation. Wayne was also assigned to the Placer County Incident Management Team.
Captain Woo holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Management. Upon his promotion in 2012, he took over as the Corrections Division commander where he is currently assigned.
Wayne is a Loomis resident and is married, with three children. He enjoys spending time outdoors mountain biking, running and adventure racing.