I started out my career in law enforcement in 2002, when I joined the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department Explorers POST#226. This was a fun and rewarding experience where I got to see what being a deputy sheriff was about. I was an Explorer for three years and graduated from from the police academy at Ray Simon Regional Criminal Justice Training Center at end of 2005.  I started working in Adult Detention in 2006. I have worked at the Public Safety Center and the Honor Farm. I transferred to Patrol Operations in 2008 and have worked on the streets since.

I have worked in several Contract Cities to include Riverbank and the City of Patterson. I was promoted as a Field Training Officer. I helped train the new deputy sheriffs assigned to patrol operations. I have been working with Sheriff Canines since I began volunteering as a sheriff explorer. In Februray 2013, I was assigned to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit as an Agitator/Decoy. I received a certificate of completion as an Agitator from Alderhorst International in Riverside California. 

On August 24th 2013 I was selected as one of the newest K9 handlers. I was fortunate to have been given K9-Ringo by his prior Handler, Deputy Bryan Albers. K9 Ringo and I started working on the streets together on August 27th 2013. After being selected as a K9 handler, I was re-assigned to the Sheriff's Office Central division working the unincorporated areas of the county. We worked together until May 2016. K9-Ringo had to retire due to having arthritis in his spine. Ringo is now living with a great family. Ringo gets to play in the pool, and gets to relax on the couch. He is truely living the retired life. Thank you to K9-Ringo for your service to the community and protecting me.

On May 27th 2016, I was blessed to get my new K9. He was born in Holland and is an amazing addition to our team. This new dog was initally named Bliksem which mean "Lightening". I have always wanted a K9 partner to have the name Gage, so that is what I named him. K9-Gage served in our Gang and Narcotics Unit and is now working patrol operations in the unincorporated area of Stanislaus County.












Contact Details

Stanislaus Co. Sheriff
K9 Association
250 E. Hackett Rd.

Modesto, California, USA

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The Stanislaus Sheriff K9 Association is a Non-Profit tax-exempt public charity recognized under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible (Tax ID #20-5786997)