to Run for Sutter County Sheriff
Long-time Sutter County resident and 22-year veteran of the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department, Brandon Barnes, will run for Sutter County Sheriff/Coroner in 2018.
Current Sutter County Sheriff, J. Paul Parker, has not made an announcement about his re-election plans.
Barnes, 45, currently holds the rank of Captain and is the Jail Commander for Yuba County, managing a staff of 80 and an inmate population of almost 400. Prior to this, Barnes served as Yuba County’s SWAT Commander and Lieutenant assigned to Investigations.
“I’ve lived in Sutter County for over 20 years, but protected the residents on the other side of the river each day. Friends and colleagues have asked me for years to consider running for Sutter County Sheriff,” said Barnes. “It’s time, and I’ve announced my candidacy early so I can meet with everyone at the department who wishes to share their thoughts on how we can improve the organization.
We have great men and women employed by the Sheriff’s Department and together we can take the organization to the next level and provide the best service to the residents of Sutter County.”
Barnes is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the California P.O.S.T. Command College leadership program. Since 2015, he has served as a Police Academy Instructor. Barnes is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association and the California Tactical Officers Association.
If elected, Barnes’ priorities will be to increase rural patrols, create policies that reflect the values of our community, bolster staff morale and increase leadership training.
“Brandon Barnes is extremely qualified to be Sutter County’s next Sheriff,” said Sutter County Supervisor, Ron Sullenger. “He has a phenomenal resume and he actually understands fiscal responsibility. We can’t tackle huge issues like marijuana and homelessness without leaders like Brandon that are willing to enforce our laws and can stretch every dollar in the budget to make it happen.”
Barnes is an active community volunteer and Board Member for the Yuba-Sutter Agents of Change. He was awarded the Marysville Exchange Club’s Peace Officer of the Year award in 2002. Brandon and Jenn enjoy rooting for the 49ers with their four children - Brandon Jr., 24, Sarah and Victoria, 19, and Madison, 14.