Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston
Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston began his law enforcement career in 1979. He came to the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office in 1990, and has held the rank of deputy, detective, and sergeant. In January of 2011 he was appointed to his current position as assistant sheriff.
Assistant Sheriff Johnston assists Sheriff Hencratt in the everyday running of the sheriff’s office.
“During my law enforcement career, I have worked for six different sheriffs; and I must say, Sheriff Hencratt is the most dedicated sheriff I have ever seen. He is a people’s Sheriff; a family man; and is willing to address issues in order to make our community a better place to live.” ~ Assistant Sheriff Johnston
Lieutenant Dave Greer
Lieutenant Dave Greer graduated the Redwoods Police Academy in December 1986 and then started his law enforcement career in January 1987 as a Police Officer with the Corning Police Department. His assignments there included being a patrol officer, Traffic officer, Field Training Officer and assigned as the first CPD Officer to the then newly formed Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement Task Force (TIDE) as an Agent. He then promoted to the rank of patrol sergeant.
In 1995, Dave left Corning PD and became an Investigator with the Tehama County District Attorney’s Office where he worked a variety of crimes to include welfare fraud, Grand Jury Investigations and assisted the prosecuting attorneys with trial preparation on agency cases as well as a short assignment again to the Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement Task Force (TIDE) as an Agent.
In March of 1999, he transferred to the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office as a major crimes detective working a broad range of investigations from embezzlement to homicides. In December 2007, Dave Greer promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with his current area of responsibilities being managing the Sheriff’s Operations Division.
Dave received an Associates of Arts Degree from Shasta College in 1986 in the Administration of Justice. He is married to his wife Shawn and they have a blended family with four adult children.