Captain – Detention Special Services

Phil Lawrence

Captain Phil Lawrence

Captain Philip Lawrence has been a resident of Sonoma County since 1972. He was hired as a Correctional Deputy in February of 1988. Philip held many different assignments and was promoted to Sergeant in February of 1998. As a Sergeant, Philip worked as an Operational Sergeant and an Internal Affairs Sergeant.  In October of 2001, Philip was promoted to Lieutenant. He worked the MADF Watch Commander’s position until October of 2002, and was the Detention Division’s Research and Planning Lieutenant until June of 2007.


Philip was previously the Operations Captain of the North County Detention Facility.  Philip’s current assignment is the Detention Special Services Captain.  Philip is responsible for the administrative oversight of the Detention Division to include management responsibility for Support Services, legislative oversight, inmate Programs, long range planning and research and is the Detention Division’s liaison with all County Sheriff’s Department’s State wide.  Philip is currently the chair of the Bay Area Jail Manager’s Association.


Philip and his wife (Chrysti) are active in their Church and in related outreach activities.

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