Deputy Chief Edward Ripley

Deputy Chief Edward Ripley

Edward Ripley
Deputy Chief, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department


Over 30 years experience as a sworn officer and over 17 years in administration/management, involving a wide variety of experiences. I retired as the Deputy Chief in charge of the Court Services Bureau, with about 240 personnel assigned to courtrooms spread throughout the County. I was very recently transferred from the Bureau of Patrol Operations – Region II, with 8 Patrol Divisions and over 490 personnel, in the High Desert region of our County.

My last Captain’s assignment was at our newest Contract City Station in the rapidly growing City of Adelanto. I was Interim Chief of Police for the City of Adelanto from October 2001 to February 2002. Prior to that, I managed the West Valley Detention Center, our Sheriff’s Department’s largest division, supervising a correctional facility with over 3,200 inmates and over 580 employees. My first Captain’s post was managing contract law enforcement services for the Town of Apple Valley, a town of over 57,000 people.

Ed Ripley as a Patrol DeputyEd Ripley as a Patrol Deputy

Previous assignments include commander of the new Public Affairs Division (17 employees) and Executive Officer at Morongo Basin Station (70 employees, working a jail, two contract cities, plus 5,000 square miles of county area). Actively directed law enforcement services at the four Sheriff’s contract cities of Yucca Valley, Twenty-nine Palms, Apple Valley, and Adelanto. Managed the hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of safety and general employees. Represented the department at city council, city staff, school board, chamber of commerce, statewide correctional, and a variety of civic group meetings.

Attended “P.O.S.T. Executive Development Course” (80 hours), UCR “Executive Management Program” (45 hours), CPOA “Role of the Police Chief” (40 hours), “P.O.S.T. Management Seminar” (80 hours), P.O.S.T. “Contract City Command Officers Workshop” (24 hours), C.O.P. Supervisory Development Seminar (24 hours), and “Assertive Management” (24 hours). Obtained P.O.S.T. Management Certificate in 1993. Graduated POST Command College, Class #28, (240 hours) in May 2000.

Member of C.P.O.A., California Peer Support Association, Command College Alumni Association, C.S.S.A., and S.B. County Command Officers Association. Following retirement, I taught Administration of Justice classes at Victor Valley College for six years.

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