Monday, August 10, 2009

Politics -- Lt. Lovell tapped as undersheriff by sheriff's candidate

For Immediate Release Contact: Kevin Reikes
August 7, 2009 530/759-0995

El Dorado County Sheriff candidate and retired CHP Chief Stan Perez has announced Sheriff’s Lieutenant Les Lovell as his choice for Undersheriff if elected.

“I believe in a ‘no-surprises” style of command structure, and ensuring that our county has the most qualified personnel in positions of leadership and responsibility will be a priority if I’m elected Sheriff,” said Perez who as a CHP Chief was responsible for over 1,100 officers and staff throughout 13 counties.

After speaking to law enforcement leaders locally and regionally, and community leaders throughout El Dorado County, Perez found Lovell to be uniquely suited to the position of Undersheriff – who works directly with the Sheriff in areas of policy, command strategy, and management.

“Throughout my years as a Military Police officer, and my 26 years with the California Highway Patrol I’ve believed in service and selflessness,” Perez said. “Les Lovell has demonstrated those characteristics throughout his nearly three decades of frontline service, and the continuity he will bring to the Sheriff’s Department will be invaluable.”

Like Perez, Lovell began his career as a line level peace officer wearing a uniform and protecting his community. “Having a range of experience within the ranks of law enforcement and demonstrated leadership is ultimately what makes good officers. It’s that type of experience that makes great organizations,” Perez concluded.

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