Sheriff Tom Bosenko & Sheriff Jon
Sheriff Bosenko has over 30 years of active, progressive participation and experience with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office. Prior to his election he was the Patrol Division Captain. His duties included: planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating division activities. Division activities included: patrol operations, school resource officers (Youth Services), D.A.R.E., S.W.A.T., Shasta Anti-Gang Enforcement (SAGE), Safe Streets detail, and K-9 Unit.
As a lieutenant, he commanded the South County/Anderson Patrol Station (largest in the Sheriff's Office) with 26 employees and supervisors. He oversaw the Youth Services Unit and supervised the development of the Safe School Initiative. He also assisted in the development of the Sheriff's Office Community Safety Plan.
As a sergeant, Tom had several assignments which provided development and diversity in preparation for future positions. In addition to patrol operations, he supervised in jail operations and the Community Oriented Police Problem Solving (COPPS) Unit. As administrative sergeant working directly for the sheriff and undersheriff, he developed policies and procedures, conducted research, and investigated personnel matters. Tom has served as a S.W.A.T. member and team leader, dive team member, field training officer (FTO), and K-9 Unit coordinator and handler.
Tom received his bachelor of science degree in Criminology from California State University Fresno in 2000, graduating with high honors. He attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in 2001. His academic emphasis at the academy was leadership and organizational management. He completed the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Law Enforcement Command College in 2004. The program focused on organizational leadership skills, knowledge needed to anticipate and prepare for the future, and strategic planning. As a sergeant, Tom completed the POST Supervisory Leadership Institute. He completed the POST Basic Law Enforcement Academy in 1979 and received his associate of arts degree in Administration of Justice from Shasta College in 1978. Tom has earned over 2,500 hours of training from POST and other providers throughout his career. A lifelong learner, he continues with his training and education.