Command Staff

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LINN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE COMMAND STAFF

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Sheriff Brian D. Gardner

Colonel Douglas A. Riniker
Chief Deputy 

Major Gerald W. Hansel Jr.
Second Deputy 
General Services Commander 

Major Chad C. Colston
Second Deputy 
Patrol Commander 

Major Peter A. Wilson
Second Deputy 
Jail Administrator 

Captain Randy Rowland
Civil Division Commander 

Captain Matt Sandvick
Assistant Jail Administrator 

Lieutenant Kent Steenblock
Assistant Patrol Commander

Lieutenant Mike Kasper
Communications Division Commander 

Lieutenant Matt Pavelka
Assistant Jail Commander

Lieutenant Chad Shover
Assistant Jail Commander

Lieutenant Dave Beuter
Criminal Division Commander