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Sheriff Wayne Woo
Born and raised in the Sacramento area, Acting Sheriff Wayne Woo began his career in law enforcement in 1990 with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Undersheriff Shayne Wright
Undersheriff Shayne Wright began his career with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office in 2009, where he held assignments as a field training officer.
Assistant Sheriff Dave Powers
Captain Dave Powers started his law enforcement career with the Placer County Sheriff's Office in 1994. He started in the Corrections Division before transferring to Patrol.
Field Operations Commander Brian Silva
Captain Brian Silva started his law enforcement career in 1998 as a Correctional Officer with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office selected Silva as a Deputy Trainee in 2000 and sponsored his attendance at the police academy.
Support Services Commander Troy Minton-Sander
Captain Troy Minton-Sander began his career with the Placer County Sheriff's Office in 1997. He became a sergeant in 2003, and was promoted to lieutenant in 2010, serving as the lieutenant of Investigations.
South Placer Jail Commander Nelson Resendes
Captain Nelson Resendes began his career with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office in 2001, where he held assignments throughout the sheriff’s office. Captain Resendes was promoted to Sergeant in 2011 and Lieutenant in 2018. As a Sergeant, Captain Resendes was assigned to patrol, property crimes, and crimes against persons. As a Lieutenant, Captain Resendes was assigned to the Auburn jail, investigations, and served as the Lieutenant of the South Placer Substation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Auburn Jail Commander Jeff Swearingen
Captain Jeff Swearingen began his career with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office in corrections in 1997, before being sent to the academy as a deputy sheriff trainee in 1999.
Tahoe Station Commander Darrell Steinhauer
Captain Darrell Steinhauer began his career with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office in 1994. During that time he has worked a variety of assignments, including Corrections, Patrol, and Investigations.
Administrative Services Manager Jerry Rogers
Jerry Rogers comes to The Sheriff’s Office understanding the value behind developing and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships.