NEW CAPTAINS IN CHARGE AT RANCHO SAN DIEGO AND ALPINE STATIONS

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By Miriam Raftery
 
Photo by Ron Logan: Sheriff Bill Gore
 
March 28, 2019 (San Diego) – Sheriff Bill Gore today announced promotion of three lieutenants to captains. 
 
Captain Richard Williams will be in charge of the Rancho San Diego station, replacing Captain Charles Cinnamo. Cinnamo had been temporarily assigned since Captain Marco Garmo was placed on administrative leave amid to a federal criminal arms sales investigation.
Captain Williams has more than 26 years of service with the Sheriff's Department. As a deputy, he worked detentions, patrol, community policing and investigations. In 2003, he was promoted to sergeant and worked in detentions, the Prisoner Transportation Unit, as a patrol supervisor, in community policing, and in the Special Investigations Division. In 2013, he was promoted to lieutenant and was assigned to the Court Services Bureau, the San Marcos Station and Ramona Substation, Personnel and, most recently, to the Homicide Unit. 
 
Captain Williams is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Sherman Block Leadership Institute and the DEA Drug Unit Commander's Academy. Captain Williams is a POST certified instructor and teaches courses in firearms and leadership. 
 
Captain Williams' goals are to help our deputies and professional staff employees achieve their goals and to exceed the public's expectations by leading, supporting, equipping and training them to provide the highest quality service to the community. 
 
Captain Karen Stubkjaer will head up the Alpine station, replacing Captain Ross.
 
She has more than 24 years of service with the County of San Diego with 22 of those being with the Sheriff's Department. As a deputy, she worked detentions, patrol and on a special assignment developing a new records management system. In 2008, she promoted to sergeant and worked at the Vista Station as a patrol supervisor and in community policing for the North Coastal Station. In 2012 she was promoted to lieutenant and was assigned to Law Enforcement Support where she worked to support the Department's information led policing initiative, Santee Station, Lakeside Substation, the Family Protection Unit, and, most recently, served as the department's media relations director. 
 
Captain Stubkjaer has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Captain Stubkjaer is a POST certified instructor and teaches courses in communication and leadership. 
 
Captain Stubkjaer's goals as a new captain are to develop strong relationships, both internally, with staff and volunteers, and externally, with the community she serves. She believes strong relationships encourage open dialogue and trust, which is the cornerstone of effective public safety service. 
 
Captain Stubkjaer will be assigned to the Alpine Station. 
 
The third promotion is Captain Brian Nevins, who will be assigned to the Emergency Services system.  
 
Captain Brian Nevins has more than 23 years of service with the Sheriff's Department. As a deputy, he worked in detentions, patrol, the Training Division and the Emergency Services Division. In 2011, he was promoted to sergeant where he served as a patrol supervisor, in the Training Division, and as an Internal Affairs investigator. In 2014, he was promoted to lieutenant and was assigned to the Court Services Bureau, Lakeside Substation, and most recently, was assigned to the Narcotics and Gangs Division. 
 
Captain Nevins has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Management and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified instructor and teaches courses in firearms and leadership. 
 
One of Captain Nevins’ goals is to seek opportunities to create new relationships within our communities. He believes these positive relationships are essential to identifying and addressing concerns unique to each neighborhood. 
 
In 2008, she promoted to sergeant and worked at the Vista Station as a patrol supervisor and in community policing for the North Coastal Station. In 2012 she was promoted to lieutenant and was assigned to Law Enforcement Support where she worked to support the Department's information led policing initiative, Santee Station, Lakeside Substation, the Family Protection Unit, and, most recently, served as the department's media relations director. 
 
Captains on the Sheriff's Department are sworn senior management personnel and generally serve as the commanding officer of a division, jail or station. They have a span of control of between 75 and 200 sworn and professional staff employees, and are responsible for implementing the Sheriff's mission to keep San Diego the safest urban county in the nation. 
 
Sheriff Gore states, "I am very fortunate to have a highly qualified and diverse workforce from which to select these three exceptional leaders. They are all committed to providing the extraordinary public safety services the Sheriff's Department is known for. I have every confidence they will take their respective commands to the next level in professionalism." 
 

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