For Immediate Release: SCDSA and LEMA Memberships Endorse Chief Deputy Jim Barnes for Sheriff
December 9, 2021
For Immediate Release: December 9, 2021
SCDSA and LEMA Memberships Endorse Chief Deputy Jim Barnes for Sheriff
Sacramento, CA – The memberships of the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (SCDSA) and the Law Enforcement Managers’ Association (LEMA) have respectively voted to endorse Chief Deputy Jim Barnes in his campaign to become the next Sheriff of Sacramento County.
Chief Deputy Jim Barnes is a twenty-three-year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. He currently holds the rank of Chief Deputy and oversees the Field and Investigative service area. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Leadership Program. Throughout his distinguished career, Chief Deputy Barnes has worked at many different levels receiving recognition and numerous honors. Chief Deputy Barnes has twice been named “Employee of the Year” for his work as a Sexual Assault Investigator and Homicide Supervisor.
In response to having received endorsements from both the SCDSA and LEMA, Chief Deputy Barnes shared, “I have devoted my entire adult life to protecting and serving the residents of Sacramento County with the men and women of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. As we transition to new leadership, I am incredibly honored that the men and women of this office overwhelmingly support me to partner with them as we continue to improve service and protect the residents of this community.”
“Following a candidate forum held on November 12th, our membership voted to endorse Chief Deputy Jim Barnes. He is dedicated to officer wellness and building productive relationships with the community our members serve. We are excited and looking forward to this next chapter in leadership in the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office,” according to SCDSA President, Kevin Mickelson.
“The members of the Law Enforcement Managers’ Association (LEMA) proudly endorse Chief Deputy Jim Barnes based on the leadership and vision he has employed throughout his twenty-three-year career. He has a proven track record for standing up for crime victims in the County while utilizing all efforts to bring those responsible to justice,” according to LEMA President, Captain Todd Thiessen.
The Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (SCDSA) represents more than 1,500 rank and file Sergeants, Deputies, and Professional Staff members working in Sacramento County. For media inquiries, contact Julie Prayter, Communication and Media Director, SCDSA, firstname.lastname@example.org.