Lieutenant Bakken has worked for the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office since January 2001. During his employment with the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Bakken has held the ranks of Correctional Officer, Correctional Sergeant, Deputy Sheriff, Detective and Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Bakken began his employment in January 2001 as a Correctional Officer assigned to the Tehama County Jail responsible for the supervision and transportation of inmates. As a Correctional Officer, Lieutenant Bakken was assigned as the Jail Classification Officer, Inmate Programs Coordinator, Jail Training Officer, and Jail Training Coordinator.
Lieutenant Bakken attended the basic P.O.S.T. academy at Butte Community College in 2005. Upon graduation from the academy Lieutenant Bakken was promoted to the rank of Deputy Sheriff and was assigned to the patrol division. Lieutenant Bakken was assigned as a Field Training Officer and participated in the training of deputies in the patrol division and has been assigned as a shift supervisor for patrol shifts.
Lieutenant Bakken was promoted to the rank of Detective in 2018 and assigned to the Tehama Major Crimes Unit where he was assigned a variety of investigations including homicides, sexual assaults, and child abuse cases.
Lieutenant Bakken was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2021 and assigned to the Custody Division.
Lieutenant Bakken is currently assigned as the department Public Information Officer, Hostage/Crisis Negotiator, Computer Voice Stress Analyzer Operator and as a Report Writing Instructor.
When he is not at work Lieutenant Bakken enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
|Jail Division||Contact Telephone Numbers|
|Main Jail / Jail Staff||(530) 529-7910|
|Administration: Lieutenant Bakken and Sergeant Jones||(530) 529-7718|
|Medical Staff||(530) 528-7613|
Jail Division Sergeants
Sergeant Lonni Jones
Tehama County Jail
The Tehama County Jail is located at 502 Oak Street (corner of Oak & Madison) in Red Bluff, California. It was built in 1974 with additions completed in 1994. The Main Jail has a capacity for 227 inmates and houses sentenced and pre-sentenced inmates.
The Main Jail is managed by a Captain and Lieutenant Bakken. Supervisors include an Administrative Correction Sergeant, four (4) Correction Sergeants, a Cook Supervisor, and a Medical Supervisor. Other workers in the jail include Correctional Deputies, Sheriff Service Officers, Clerks, Cooks, and Nurses, Reserve Officers and S.T.A.R.S. Volunteers also add to the work force of the jail.
The Jail Division is the largest Division of the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office and comprises about half of the Sheriff Office’s personnel and budget.
The Jail Division includes the Main Jail, Courts, Transportation Unit, Medical Unit, and Food Services. For more information on these units, click on the appropriate icon.
Click here to view the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office Custody Manual.