South Placer jail commander nelson resendes

Captain Nelson ResendesCareer

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.


Captain Resendes has lived most of his life in Placer County and has been living in Newcastle for the past 25 years.  He has two adult children and 4 grandchildren, all who live locally and play an active role in his daily life.