A Murrieta resident is rising within the ranks of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
On Monday, Brandon Ford of Murrieta was among two lieutenants promoted to the rank of captain by Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff, according to a news release.
Ford’s new assignment as commander of the sheriff’s Professional Standards Bureau is effective Dec. 26, sheriff’s Lt. Lisa McConnell wrote. Ford is replacing Capt. Virginia Busby, who will take over as commander of the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.
Ford and his wife reside in the city of Murrieta, where they have raised three children. He serves on the board of Venture Christian Church in Murrieta and volunteers his time in the community whenever possible, according to the news release.
Ford has a bachelor’s degree from California State University San Bernardino. His career in law enforcement—all within the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department—began more than 17 years ago when he worked as a deputy sheriff for the Banning station in 1996. In 1999, he transferred to the Moreno Valley Police Department where he served in the Patrol Division and on the Special Enforcement Team - Gang Unit. In 2001, Captain Ford was promoted to the rank of Investigator, and transferred to the Sheriff’s newly formed Central Homicide Unit.
In 2004, Ford was promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to the Southwest Detention Center. In 2006, Ford returned to the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit, where he was assigned to the offices in Thousand Palms. In 2009, Ford was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and assigned to the Sheriff’s Professional Standards Bureau, where he managed both the Administrative Services and the Internal Affairs Units. In 2011, he was transferred to the Moreno Valley Police Department where he managed both the Patrol and Administration Divisions.
Also promoted to captain on Monday was Jon Anderson, a resident of Temecula. Anderson will begin his new assignment on Dec. 26 as the commander of the Colorado River Sheriff’s Station.