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I am proud to announce and welcome Jason Barnhart as the new Undersheriff of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.
Jason Barnhart began his career in 1995 with the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy assigned to the Greenville, Chester, and Lake Almanor areas. In 1999 Jason was hired as a deputy sheriff with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, moving back to the community where he was raised. Jason was first assigned to the Custody Division; then moved to the Patrol Division working both north and south county stations. His collateral assignments included Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Marijuana Eradication Team and Gang Deputy.
In 2005 Jason was selected as a bomb technician and attended the Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville Alabama. For many years, Jason served as the Bomb Squad Commander for the team. In 2006 he promoted to Sergeant and was assigned to the Custody and Patrol Divisions. He was the supervisor at both Patrol Operations, covering county patrol, and the City of Shasta Lake station. Jason was the Field Training Officer Coordinator and supervisor for the following units: S.A.G.E. (Shasta Anti-Gang Enforcement), S.A.F.E (Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement) and the Sheriff’s Office AB109 team. He was honored as the 2014 Sergeant of the Year.
In 2016 Jason was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to Patrol Operations and the Office of Emergency Services, which comprises the SWAT, Hostage Negotiation, Bomb Squad, and Search and Rescue Teams along with the Boating Safety Unit.
In 2017 Jason was promoted to Captain overseeing the Services Division, which includes the Records Unit, Personnel, and Office of Emergency Services.
Undersheriff Barnhart will now oversee the operations of the Sheriff’s Office.