Assistant Sheriff Randall Walker
Assistant Sheriff Randall Walker is a 23-year veteran of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office. Since his hire in 1991, he has worked a multitude of assignments and has gained invaluable experience and knowledge of all levels of supervision and management. As a Correctional Officer, Randall was assigned to several specialty positions. He then promoted to Sergeant in 1996 and supervised several programs and units including the Mental Health and Facility Training Programs. After his promotion to Lieutenant in 2001, he oversaw numerous teams and played an integral role in developing the Detention Division's Crisis Negotiations Team; the first of its kind in California. Randall promoted again to the rank of Captain in 2007 and was responsible for operations in both detention facilities.
As Assistant Sheriff, Randall oversees the Detention Division and all Detention related services. The Detention Division of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office is comprised of over 300 employees including both sworn and civilian staff as well as numerous community volunteers. Included in the Division are the Main Adult Detention Facility, North County Detention Facility, Inmate Programs, Electronic Monitoring Program, and Court Movement.
Assistant Sheriff Walker was born and raised in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and served 9 years active duty in the United States Army prior to joining the Sheriff's Office in 1991. He has remained committed to continuing his education and has completed multiple courses in supervision, management, and leadership to include the National Jail Leadership Command Academy in Houston, Texas. Randall and his wife are proud parents of three boys. He looks forward to continuing his public service to Sonoma County and its citizens.