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Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Pettit Retires

After 22 years with the only law enforcement agency he ever worked for, Nevada County Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Pettit retired on Wednesday. After two navy deployments to the Persian Gulf, Pettit graduated from the police academy and was hired as a deputy by the department, in 1999. During that time, he was also a Search and Rescue coordinator. Then, in 2006, he began to work his way up the ranks, when he was promoted to Corporal. A year later, he became a Sergeant. And in 2011, he was promoted to Lieutenant. Communications Manager, Andrew Trygg, says that included Administrative Lieutenant for the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility…

click to listen to Andrew Trygg

Pettit also oversaw the largest security upgrade of Wayne Brown since it was first built. Meanwhile, Trygg says a replacement has already been named…

click to listen Trygg

Pettit was also, in 2019, the OES Director.

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