Sheriff Shannon Dicus
On July 14, 2021, Shannon Dicus was appointed Sheriff-Coroner by the Board of Supervisors. He serves as the 36th Sheriff-Coroner of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff Dicus was raised in a law-enforcement family and has lived in San Bernardino County for over 40 years. In high school, he was a Sheriff’s Explorer Scout. After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Army and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division where he served as a Military Police Officer at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and in Sinai, Egypt.
After his tour of service in the military, Sheriff Dicus worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs Police Department in Loma Linda, California. He was hired by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in 1991 and attended the Frank Bland Training Center, 106th Basic Academy session.
Sheriff Dicus has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Cal State San Bernardino and a master’s degree in Communications from Cal Baptist University.
As Undersheriff, he oversaw the day to day operations of the Department, as well as the Internal Affairs Division, Civil Liabilities Division and Bureau of Administration Division.
One notable project was the “Jail Utilization Study” done in partnership with CalForward to determine the effects of prison realignment and recidivism in San Bernardino County jails.
As an Assistant Sheriff, he was responsible for Support Operations, and supervised three Deputy Chiefs, the Public Affairs Lieutenant and the Legislative Liaison who oversaw the Corrections Bureau, Court Security, Crime Lab, Coroner, Employee Resources, Sheriff’s Academy, Public Affairs, and local law enforcement legislative efforts.
As a Captain, Sheriff Dicus supervised Technical Services, Communications, Records, and the Bureau of Administration.
Sheriff Dicus has held a position at every rank in the Department and his past assignments include corrections and patrol in Barstow, Apple Valley, Victorville City, and Victor Valley Stations. He worked Specialized Investigations in Narcotics, SWAT, and Criminal Intelligence.
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