April 16, 2016

New Sheriff deputies in town

From Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
Next generation of leaders bring diverse experience, expertise and background to key positions 

Courtesy of Deschutes County Sheriff
From the left to right: Corrections Sergeant Jeff Sundberg, Patrol Lieutenant Ty Rupert, Patrol Sergeant Mike Sundberg, Patrol Captain Paul Garrison, Detective Captain John Bocciolatt 
Deschutes County Sheriff, L. Shane Nelson, announced today five promotions for the Sheriff's office. Through Sheriff Nelson's leadership, a new internal process was developed for his team to provide input into the promotional process along with community input as to who the leadership in the office should be. "This new process has already fostered a new culture within the organization and operations by changing how we work together as a team and listen to the citizens in our community who we so appreciate and proudly serve," says Sheriff L. Shane Nelson. As a result of the employee and citizen's feedback, one of the appointments is from outside the organization.

Two New Captains Announced

Detective Captain John Bocciolatt Captain Bocciolatt comes to the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office with 28 years experience with the Portland Police Bureau retiring as a Detective Sergeant assigned to Internal Affairs. During his career with the Portland Police Bureau his team put two serial killers behind bars, co-supervising the Forest Park Serial Murder case, and, solving the Sebastian Shaw Serial Murder case. He holds a Masters in Administration of Criminal Justice from the University of Portland. Most recently, Bocciolatt was hired as Special Commander in the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office.

Patrol Captain Paul Garrison
Captain Garrison started with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office in 1997 and has served as a peace officer for a total of 21 years. He holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Central Oregon Community College with continuing course work through Portland State University and holds a Middle Management Certificate from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. Most recently he served at the Administrative Lieutenant and is the Special Operations Team Commander for the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office. He is a former Vice President of the Pine Ridge Elementary PTA and coached youth sports within Deschutes County.

One New Lieutenant Announced

Lieutenant Ty Rupert 
Lieutenant Rupert started his law enforcement career with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office in 2005. Prior to his law enforcement career he was in private business for 14 years with the last six of those years serving as Vice President. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years graduating as Platoon Honor Man from Marine Boot Camp. He was honorably discharged in 1991. During his career with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office he has held the positions of Reserve Deputy, Patrol Sergeant, Detective and served on the Employee Association Board.

He has served as a Bend Little League assistant coach and currently assists with the Mt. View High School Boys Golf Team.

Two New Sergeants Announced 

Sergeant Mike Sundberg 
Sergeant Sundberg served as a full-time deputy for the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office since 2003, with prior law enforcement experience for the Sheriff's Office as a field law enforcement technician. He served in the United States Navy for 5 years as a hospital corpsman.
Sergeant Sundberg's education background includes courses from Central Oregon Community College and Clackamas Community College. He holds advanced police certificates from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

He served as an assistant team leader for the Special Operations Team since its inception in 2008, a Narcotics Detective with the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement team as well as a criminal and street crimes detective within the Sheriff's Office Detectives Division.


Sergeant Jeff Sundberg 

Sergeant Sundberg has served as a corrections deputy for the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office since 2004. He was in the United States Navy for 4 years.

His education includes courses for Emergency Medical Technician and holds an intermediate certificate from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

He has been a member of the Special Operations Team for almost 8 years. Sergeant Sundberg helped reopen the Work Center in 2008 and has served as a Work Crew deputy for 2.5 years.
He is a former service member of the Oregon National Guard.


The new leadership announcements create new avenues for the sheriff's office to charge forward with key objectives and are a critical step in exploring the future of crime tendencies and community policing based on Central Oregon's fast-paced community growth. In tandem, new operational procedures have been a key focus within Sheriff Nelson's organization to ensure a fiscally responsible team, as well as, continued review of how audits and financial transactions are conducted.

About Deschutes County Sheriff 
The Mission of The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is to serve our community by providing superior public safety and service, in an ethical and fiscally responsible manner, while preserving the rights of all individuals. http://sheriff.deschutes.org 

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