Lieutenant Jeff Garrett
Lieutenant Garrett has worked for the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office since 1998. Prior to working for Tehama County, he worked for the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office as a Boating Safety Officer.
Past assignments have included; Jail, Patrol, Civil, Boating, DARE Instructor, Marijuana Eradication Team, Narcotics Agent for the Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement (TIDE) Task Force, and Investigations Divisions. He has been a Jail Training Officer, Field Training Officer, and Patrol Sergeant.
Lieutenant Garrett is currently a Team Leader for the Inter – Agency SWAT team of which he has been a member of since 2002. He is also a member of the Sheriff’s rescue dive team and is one of four Department Range Instructors.
Lieutenant Garrett is an active member of the California Narcotic Officers Association (CNOA) and the California Association of Tactical Officers (CATO).
Lieutenant Garrett loves to hunt and spend time with his family.
Sergeant Steve Hoag
Sergeant Steve Hoag began his law enforcement career in 2001 as a corrections officer for the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office. There he facilitated everyday duties of inmate management. He also oversaw the inmate programs for education, religious services, and drug & alcohol anonymous.
In 2006 Steve promoted to deputy sheriff with the sheriff’s office where he served as a patrol deputy and later becoming a field training officer. From there he became a rotational investigator assigned to detectives.
In 2013 Steve promoted to the rank of Sergeant serving as a field supervisor for operations. He has supervised programs within the sheriff’s office that range from animal regulation, dispatch communications and he currently oversees the investigations division
Detective Eric Patterson
Detective Eric Patterson is a lifelong resident of Tehama County. Detective Patterson’s family has been in the county since the late 1800’s. Detective Patterson is a Red Bluff Union High School Graduate and has attended Butte College, receiving a Degree in the Administration of Justice. Detective Patterson graduated from the Butte College 78th Basic Police Academy.
Detective Patterson’s first interest in Law Enforcement began as a teenager when he joined the Tehama County Sherriff’s Office Explorer Post. Detective Patterson was hired as a Deputy Sheriff in 1993.
Detective Patterson has worked in both the Custody Division as well as the Patrol Division.
In the Custody Division, Detective Patterson worked as a Jail Training Officer. Detective Patterson then spent many years as a Patrolman as well as a Field Training Officer.
Detective Patterson has worked in the Sheriff’s Office Boating Unit operating the Sheriff’s boats on the Sacramento River as well as Black Butte Lake.
Detective Patterson has worked as the Sheriff’s Office Background investigator conducting pre-employment background investigations.
Detective Patterson is a certified Computer Voice Stress Analyzer examiner. Detective Patterson has attended Advanced Examiners Training in the use of the CVSA.
Detective Patterson is a member of the Sheriff’s Office Crisis Negation Team.
Detective Patterson is currently assigned to the Investigations Division as Detective/ Investigator, primarily investigating crimes affecting children as well as other special victims.
In Detective Patterson’s off-time, he enjoys spending time with his family and is involved in youth shooting sports with the Nor Cal Junior Clay Busters.
Detective Dustin Maria
Detective Maria began his career with the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office in August, 2012 as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff. He promoted to Deputy Sheriff in April, 2013.
Detective Maria spent 6 years as a Patrol Deputy assigned to the operations division. During that time he has served as the Sheriff’s Explorer Advisor, President of the Tehama County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, First Aid/CPR instructor, Drone Operator, Field Training Officer, and promoted to Patrol Sergeant before pursuing an investigative assignment as a Detective.
Detective Maria has been awarded the Tehama County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association “Deputy of the year”, The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office “Case of the year”, and has been recognized by the California State Assembly for “Case of the Year”.
Aside from serving 2 terms as the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association President, Detective Maria has been civically engaged, as well. He served 3 years on the Red Bluff City Planning Commission as a Commissioner, as well as Chairman of the Planning Commission. He authored pending legislation aimed at strengthening the Peace Officer Bill of Rights (POBAR) for Peace Officers.
Detective Maria is also one of the credentialed Emergency Medical Technicians in the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office.
Detective Maria is a Commercial Helicopter Pilot and an Airplane Pilot.
He often spends much of his free time flying.