Jail Division Commander

Captain Lewis McElfresh
Captain Lewis McElfresh
Captain Lewis F. McElfresh, Jr. moved to the Yuba City area in 1991, after serving in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and in 1997, completed his military service having served a combined 22 years in the active Army and Army Reserves. During his service he was a Military Police Officer, a Military Police Investigator assigned to a Drug Suppression Team in West Germany, and retired as a Criminal Investigator. Captain McElfresh served with distinction in Operation Desert Storm, receiving a Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service.

In January 1993, Captain McElfresh was hired as a Sutter County Sheriff's deputy, promoted to sergeant in 2000, and Captain in 2006. His past assignments include; patrol unit, detective unit and boat unit. His specialized assignments include Field Training Officer, Dive Recovery Team, Swift Water Rescue Team and Special Enforcement Detail. Captain McElfresh has been on the Special Enforcement Detail since August 1994, first as a Team Member, six years as the Team Leader, and has been the Tactical Commander since 2006.

Captain McElfresh received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix in 1999. In 2008 Captain McElfresh attended the FBI National Academy at the FBI Academy, Quantico Virginia graduating in September 12, 2008, as a member of the 234th session of the FBI National Academy. He enjoys spending his free time with his daughter Alexandriah as a Volleyball Dad, and enjoys riding motocross.

Contact Information

Captain Lewis F. McElfresh
Operations Division Commander
Sutter County Sheriff's Office
1077 Civic Center Boulevard
Yuba City, CA 95993

Phone: (530) 822-7424
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