Boating Sergeant Mike Paisley
Sergeant Mike Paisley began his law enforcement career in 1995 and was hired full time by Tehama County on January 1, 1996. He was first assigned to the jail and later to patrol where he soon became a Field Training Officer.
In 2000, Mike was promoted to Sergeant and was once again assigned to the jail and then to patrol. In 2007, Mike was assigned to the Civil Division and O.E.S., returning to patrol in 2011.
In 2013, Mike was assigned to supervise the Boating Unit. He also oversees Search & Rescue and the Reserve Program. In addition to these duties, Mike is a Background Investigator and a Range Master/Firearm Instructor.
TCSO Boating Unit
The Sheriff’s Boating Unit is funded by the State of California Department of Boating and Waterways through state boat taxes and registration fees.
This unit investigates any accident or incident occurring on public waterways within county. In addition, Tehama County deputies patrol 85 miles of the Sacramento River and Black Butte Lake, ensuring that equipment and safety regulations are adhered to. Deputies also conduct educational and public relations presentations for various schools and community groups.
The Sacramento River is patrolled with three 22-foot custom high performance, all-weather jet boats, manufactured specifically for the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office. These boats, equipped for rescue in all weather conditions, are capable of speeds in excess of 50 mph and can operate in less that 5″ of water!
The Boating Unit Office is located at 22840 Antelope Boulevard in Red Bluff. Deputies may be reached at 530-529-4172, or after hours at 530-529-7900.