Lieutenant Salvador Navarro
Lieutenant Salvador Navarro (Ret.) began as a Sheriff’s Explorer Scout with the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department in 1976. He became a Sheriff’s Reserve Officer there in 1977 and a Deputy Sheriff in 1983. During his career he was assigned many specialized units including the Custody Division, Emergency 911 Dispatcher, Sheriff's Civil and Warrants Bureaus, Patrol Operations, Crime Scene Investigator, Criminal Investigations Division and a Sheriff’s Patrol Sergeant.
He promoted to Sheriff's Lieutenant and was assigned to manage the D.A.R.E. Program, School Resource Officers, Crime Prevention Unit, Gang Unit, Mobile Field Force (Riot & Crowd Control - Rapid Response Team), Community Resources Bureau, Mobile Community Oriented Policing Unit, Bicycle Patrol, Sheriff’s Chaplain Program, Sheriff's Honor Guard Detail, Station Commander for a contract city and Watch Commander for Patrol Operations county-wide.