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Temecula Resident Promoted to Sheriff's Captain

Capt. Jon Anderson will begin his new assignment on Dec. 26 as the commander of the Colorado River Sheriff’s Station.

Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff (left) and Capt. Jon Anderson (right). (Courtesy photo)
Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff (left) and Capt. Jon Anderson (right). (Courtesy photo)

A Temecula resident is rising within the ranks of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

On Monday, Jon Anderson of Temecula was among two lieutenants promoted to the rank of captain by Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff, according to a news release.

Anderson will begin his new assignment on Dec. 26 as the commander of the Colorado River Sheriff’s Station, wrote sheriff’s Lt. Lisa McConnell. He will be replacing Capt. Lyndon “Ray” Wood, who has been transferred to command the Hemet Sheriff’s Station.  

Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia Southern University, and graduated in 2005 from the Sherman Block Leadership Institute.

He and his wife reside in the city of Temecula, and have three adult daughters. Anderson has family in the general area and has been an avid boater enjoying the Colorado River for many years.

The newly-promoted captain has more than 27 years of law enforcement experience, according to the news release. He began his law enforcement career in 1985 with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, where he worked in the courts division, and the corrections division. In 1988, Anderson laterally transferred to the Brea Police Department, where he worked as a patrol officer, training officer, and police corporal before joining the Riverside Sheriff’s Department in 1996. As a deputy sheriff, Anderson worked at the Moreno Valley Police Department and the Southwest Sheriff’s stations, serving as a patrol officer, training officer, school resource officer, and a problem oriented policing officer.

In 2001, Anderson was promoted to the rank of investigator and transferred to the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station. In 2003, Anderson was promoted to sergeant and worked two years at the Sheriff’s Personnel Bureau.

In 2005, Anderson transferred to the Indio Sheriff’s Station, where he served as a patrol watch commander until being transferred to the Perris Sheriff’s Station approximately eight months later.  Anderson worked in patrol operations, as well as in the detective bureau at the Perris Station. 

In July of 2006, Anderson was transferred to the Southwest Station where he worked a variety of assignments, including as the Temecula Special Enforcement Team supervisor.

In 2008, Anderson was promoted to lieutenant and transferred to the Moreno Valley Police Department. In 2009, Anderson assumed the duties of project manager and bureau commander for the CAL-ID Bureau. Anderson transferred to the Special Investigations Bureau in 2012, where he has worked until this recent promotion to captain.

Also promoted to captain on Monday was Brandon Ford, a resident of Murrieta. Ford will begin his new assignment on Dec. 26 as the commander of the sheriff’s Professional Standards Bureau

KB December 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
It's official: Temecula Patch is an authoritarian mouthpiece. Why would this even be newsworthy? It isn't....
Justice For All December 18, 2013 at 06:54 AM
@KB -- Don't be such a cynic. Not every article has to be steeped in violence or tragedy to be newsworthy. Human interest stories add balance, not just to news reports, but to life. We all deserve to hear about some good things happening to good people to maintain our perspective on the world. Otherwise, life becomes depressing and looks more and more like a toilet bowl. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BTW, congrats to Captains Anderson and Ford for their promotions.
Allen G December 19, 2013 at 01:51 AM
Life pretty much is a toilet bowl Justice For All, it doesn't just look that way. The planet is polluted... the air, the water, and the food supply. Greed pretty much runs the world. A large majority of people care too much for themselves than they do their fellow man. More people are enslaved than they ever have been before. The human interest stories that should be show cased usually never are. Stories that should be reported are not. People are having a harder and harder time to get by these days, while companies are reporting their highest ever profits. If you tolerate this than your children will be next.

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