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Sheriff-Elect appoints senior staff

New executive appointments within Sheriff's Department

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – The next Sheriff of San Diego County is beginning to form her leadership team with a new undersheriff and assistant sheriff.

Sheriff-elect Kelly A. Martinez is appointing Assistant Sheriff Rich Williams as her second in command.

Williams began his career in 1992 working at various detention facilities. His first patrol assignment was at the San Marcos Sheriff's Station. He was promoted to Sergeant and Lieutenant working undercover assignments, as well as supervising staff at courthouses, inmate transportation, patrol stations, personnel and homicide.

As captain, he commanded the Rancho San Diego Station and Criminal Intelligence Unit. He also served as commander of the Detention Services Bureau. His most recent assignment is overseeing the Human Resource and Court Services Bureaus. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Martinez also named Commander Brian Nevins as the new Assistant Sheriff for the Human Resource and Court Services Bureau. Nevins began his law enforcement career in 1995 working in the jails, training recruits at the academy, as well as patrolling Encinitas and Lemon Grove.

As a sergeant and lieutenant, he supervised undercover units and staff at courthouses and internal affairs. He also served as captain of the Rancho San Diego Sheriff's Station. His most recent assignment is to oversee the Law Enforcement Services Bureau Patrol Operations. Nevins holds a degree in Criminal Justice Management and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

In announcing the appointments, Martinez expressed her appreciation for Sheriff Anthony Ray and his more than three decades of dedicated service to our communities.

She also thanked the people of San Diego County for their trust. "I consider the opportunity to serve as your next Sheriff to be a privilege. I am exceptionally proud of the deputies and staff who contribute to our department. I look forward to serving everyone for the next six years," said Martinez.

Submitted by San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.


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