Support Services Commander
Captain Don Hutchinson began his career with Placer County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy in corrections and patrol in 1992. Four years later, in 1996, he started with the Special Operations Unit as a School Resource Officer and became the first SRO for Granite Bay High School.
In the fall of 1999 Hutchinson promoted to sergeant and transferred to the Tahoe substation working patrol. He transferred back to Auburn as a Sergeant in the Corrections Division in 2000. In late 2001 he returned to the Tahoe substation as the administrative sergeant overseeing corrections and the community services units.
Hutchinson promoted to lieutenant in 2003 and served as the Administrative Lieutenant at the Tahoe substation. Two years later, in 2005, he transferred to the South Placer Substation to assume the role of Station Commander.
In June 2007, Hutchinson was promoted to captain and is currently assigned as the commander for the Support Services Division. This position oversees several support units including civil, coroners, dispatch, evidence, information technology, facility services, fleet services, homeland security, records, and training.
Captain Hutchinson grew up in Fair Oaks, CA and graduated from Del Campo High School. He attended Sierra College in Rocklin where he obtained his AA in Administration of Justice. Continuing his education, he graduated with his B.S. in Occupational Studies; Vocational Arts-Law Enforcement from California State University, Long Beach.
Captain Hutchinson resides in the Newcastle area with his wife and their three children. For the last ten years, he has sat on the Board of Directors of Sierra Family Services.