Bosenko for Sheriff: Re-elect Experience


Candidate statement from Tom Bosenko, running unopposed for sheriff

Age: 52

Occupation: Sheriff

As Sheriff, it has been an honor to serve the people of Shasta County over the past four years. I have 31 years of continuous, active, progressive experience with your Sheriff’s Office.  I have worked in nearly every division of the Sheriff’s Office during my career.  I hold every major Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification, including Command College and Executive Development. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and completed the FBI National Academy, emphasizing leadership and organizational management.

I’m actively involved in many community service organizations, such as Rotary, Asphalt Cowboys, Redding Rodeo Association, Elks, Blue Knights, Harley Owners Group, and more.  I serve as a Board member for many groups including the Youth Violence Prevention and Domestic Violence Coordinating Councils, SHASCOM Communications Center, Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force (SINTF), California Multi-Agency Methamphetamine Task Force (Cal MMET), and the Interagency Public Safety System (IPSS).

I have improved service to our citizens by implementing notification systems for crime victims on release of criminals from jail and presence of nearby sex offenders who may live nearby; updated technology and communication equipment for emergency responses; implemented record setting efforts against drugs and drug traffickers to keep drugs out of our communities, resulting in national recognition and awards; continued efforts against gangs; partnered with Redding and Anderson police to enhance efforts against drugs, gangs, and sex offenders to improve community safety; enhanced our countywide school safety response plan; strengthened ties with Governmental Agencies, Schools, Businesses, Community Groups and Citizens for a better relationship and response to issues and concerns that impact us all.

The future holds many challenges for the Sheriff’s Office and our citizens.  I am aware of today’s issues and tomorrow’s challenges, how they affect you and the safety of our community. I want to continue to address those challenges and serve our citizens.  Vote for proven experience, commitment, and results, vote Tom Bosenko, Sheriff, June 8th.

Group endorsements:

Sheriff’s Administration Association (representing captains and lieutenants)

Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), North Valley Chapter

Operating Engineers Local # 3

Carpenters Union Local 1599

California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI)

Shasta County Republican Assembly (SCRA)

Ordinary Citizens Concerned With Safety (OCCWS)

California Concealed Carry Forum (CALCCW)

Candidate Bio: Tom Bosenko, Sheriff

Tom Bosenko was elected Sheriff of Shasta County in 2006. He was appointed early to the office in August 2006 to serve the remainder term of the retired Sheriff. His elected term started in January of 2007.

Sheriff Bosenko oversees 220 employees and more than 400 volunteers, the jail with over 240 incarcerated inmates and over 200 inmates assigned to work programs. The Sheriff is responsible for investigating crime and providing public safety for the citizens of Shasta County extending over 3,850 square miles.

Sheriff Bosenko has over 31years of active, continuous, progressive participation and experience with the Sheriff’s Office. Prior to his election he was the Captain of the Patrol Division. His duties included: planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating division activities. Division activities include: patrol operations, school resource officers, DARE, SWAT, Shasta Anti-Gang Enforcement (SAGE), Safe Streets detail, and K-9 Unit. Tom has served as a SWAT team member and team leader, dive team member, field training officer (FTO) K-9 handler and K-9 Unit Coordinator. He has worked, supervised or managed nearly every division in the Sheriff’s Office,

Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from California State University Fresno. He attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in 2001and the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Command College in 2004.

Sheriff Bosenko is actively involved in community service on a personal level as well. He is a member of Anderson and Redding Rotary, Elk’s Club, Harley Owners Group, Blue Knights, a law enforcement motorcycle club providing community service and fellowship, Asphalt Cowboys, Redding Rodeo Association, and more.

Tom is a board member for Youth Violence Prevention and Domestic Violence Coordinating Councils, SHASCOM Communications Center, Integrated Public Safety System, Shasta Inter-Agency Task Force (SINTF), California Multi-Agency Methamphetamine Task Force (Cal MMET), and is the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) Region Three Director. He remains active and involved in community matter both professionally and personally.

Tom Bosenko has been married to his high school sweetheart, Louann Bosenko, for over 30 years. Louann is a nurse. They have two wonderful daughters – Alicia is attending college and Marissa will be graduating from high school. Tom enjoys traveling, R.V. camping, and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle (whenever he can find the time).

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