Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown promoted four Sheriff’s employees during a ceremony Monday morning, September 20, 2010. More than fifty family, friends and colleagues of those promoted attended the event at the Sheriff’s Training Facility in Goleta. The following personnel were promoted:

Sheriff’s Lieutenant Steven Johnson

Lieutenant Johnson spent the first ten years of his law enforcement career as an officer with the Santa Barbara Police Department. In 1993 he left SBPD to work in the private sector. He joined the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office in 1998 as a Sheriff’s Deputy. Lt. Johnson worked Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Narcotics before being promoted to Sergeant in 2003. Since then he has worked as a supervisor in Patrol, Human Resources and Narcotics-Vice-Intel. In his new role, Lt. Johnson will oversee the Criminal Investigations Division in North County and Forensics.

Sgt. Mark Williams, Lt. Raymond Vuillemainroy, Sheriff Bill Brown, Lt. Steven Johnson, Sgt. Juan Camarena

Sheriff’s Lieutenant Raymond Vuillemainroy

Lieutenant Vuillemainroy began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 1995. His assignments have included Gang Enforcement, Community Resources, Background Investigation, and Patrol Senior Deputy. Following the Columbine massacre, Lt. Vuillemainroy developed the SBSO’s School Violence Response Kit. He was also instrumental in developing the North County Adopt-a-School Program and the after-school program “Adelante Amigos” to help at-risk adolescent males. Lt. Vuillemainroy will oversee the Isla Vista Foot Patrol Station.

Sergeant Juan Camarena

Sergeant Camarena joined the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer in September, 1998. Three months later he became a Sheriff’s Deputy Trainee, and graduated from the academy in 1999. Sgt. Camarena has worked Patrol in Goleta, Isla Vista and Santa Maria. He has also worked as a Detective in Narcotics and Criminal Investigations. Sgt. Camarena has held collateral duties with the Mobile Field Force and as a member of the Special Enforcement Team. Sgt. Camarena has been assigned to the Carpinteria Station.

Sergeant Mark Williams

Sergeant Williams began his career with the Sheriff’s Office as a Sheriff’s Deputy in July of 1998. He has worked a variety of assignment including DARE, Special Enforcement Team and as a Senior Deputy on Patrol in Carpinteria and Isla Vista. Sgt. Williams’s most recent assignment was in the Training Bureau where he earned instructor certificates in several areas including Patrol Rifle, Shotgun and Pistol, Taser, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Active Shooter, and Basic Academy Instruction. Sgt. Williams has been assigned to the Carpinteria Station.


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