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I have always had an interest in law enforcement. Following high school I volunteered as a Spanish translator for a local city Police Department and with the Probation Department helping within their juvenile intervention program.

In 2000 I enrolled in the Ray Simon Police Academy to become a Reserve Police Officer. Later in 2001, I was hired by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department as a Custodial Deputy. Following my assignment in the custodial facilities, I later worked as a Bailiff for nearly five years. I have continued my journey becoming an instructor for various subjects in our Correctional Academy and working as a Field Training Officer mentoring numerous new deputies. To this day I enjoy taking advantage of the variety of opportunities the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department offers to our deputies in order to be an asset to our Department.

In 2018 I was chosen to become one of the newest K-9 Custodial Deputies. K-9 Moose was selected from a pool of T.S.A. canines to be my partner. Moose has been imprinted to detect various narcotics and electronics. Moose was a natural at detection and passed his certification easily.  He loves coming to work every day and is highly motivated even after a long day.