There’s a new face in administration at the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office – Annette Mondavi – who has been tapped to fill the post of assistant sheriff with two stars on her uniform collar.
Sheriff Steve Moore made it clear that her gender had nothing to do with her selection as assistant sheriff. “She posses the previous training and skills necessary to perform in that position,” he said. “She is one of the hardest working people in the office and comes in on weekends when she sees a need without being asked. I promote people on the basis of their helping establish quality service to the public.”
Mondavi was hired by the Sheriff’s Office in March of 1988 after completing the Delta College Peace Officers Standards in Training (POST) in 1987. Not new to the department, she was first assigned to the Custody Division as a deputy sheriff and later as a Custody Training officer.
She worked in all areas of the old linear-style jail, which included both the Women’s Jail, the Men’s Jail, the Honor Farm and later in the new Direct Supervision Jail. In December 1995 she was assigned to the Custody Training Division and qualified as a Range Master and Armorer. In July of the following year she was transferred to the Field Forces Division as a patrol deputy.
She became a part of the Child Abuse Sexual Assault (CASA) Unit in April of 1998 as an investigator and an acting sergeant in the absence of a unit supervisor. During her assignment as an investigator, the CASA Unit was recognized as the “Child Abuse/Sexual Assault Unit of the Year” by both the State of California and by San Joaquin County.
Also during her tenure in the CASA UNIT, Mondavi became the first woman in the history of San Joaquin County and the Sheriff’s Office to be selected to serve as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) where she was designated as a sniper.
She continued her education while working at the Sheriff’s Office and in June of 2001 she graduated from St. Mary’s College of Moraga with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management. In February of 2002 she was transferred to the Robbery/Homicide unit as an investigator. In April of 2005 she was again transferred to the Field Forces Division as a Field Training Officer in patrol and continued serving on the SWAT team. It was in January of 2007 that she became a patrol sergeant in the Field Forces Division. In March of 2008 she was transferred to the Investigations Division’s Coroner’s Unit as the Chief Deputy Coroner sergeant.
In June of 2010 she graduated from “Leadership Stockton” and was awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition in addition to receiving certificates from the board of supervisors, the Stockton Chamber of Commerce, the California State Legislature, the California Legislative Assembly, the City of Stockton and the California House of Representatives.
Then in 2011 she was presented with the California State Coroners’ Association Manager of the Year Award and in 2012 she graduated from the Sherman Block Leadership School. In May of 2012 she was promoted to lieutenant and assigned to the position of administrative lieutenant for the Investigations Division.
In March of 2014 Mondavi completed the Management Certificate Program at the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific.
As the new Assistant Sheriff she has been assigned to Operations.