Administration Bureau

Kevin Oakley
Chief Deputy

Chief Kevin Oakley has been with the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office since 1989. He oversees the six of the department’s divisions and a $100 million budget. He is also the current Operations Chief for Monterey County Office of Emergency Services.

He was previously assigned as the Monterey County Mobile Field Force Company Commander, Deputy Operations Chief for Monterey County Office of Emergency Services and the Monterey County Mutual Aid Coordinator. He was previously in tactical command of the SWAT Team, Hostage Negotiation Team, Bomb Squad, Dignitary Protection Detail, Reserves, Special Enforcement Detail, Code Enforcement, the Commercial Auto Theft Detail, special events at the Mazda International Raceway, Pebble Beach and major weekends at Lake San Antonio. As the Company Commander for the Monterey County Mobile Field Force, he and his team were deployed to the civil unrest in Oakland, Ca. in 2011. Throughout his career he has worked numerous assignments. As a deputy sheriff he was assigned to the joint gang task force, Violent Crimes Unit, Serious Offender Apprehension Unit, Special Enforcement Detail, homicide detective and computer crimes detective.

He has been an instructor at California DOJ’s Annual Organized Crime and Criminal Intelligence Conference. He has been recognized as an expert in gangs and computer forensics. As a sergeant, he was the Field Training Sergeant and homicide Detective Sergeant. He has been assigned to all Stations as a station commander. He was one of three Unified Commanders during two Basin Complex fires. He was also the Public Safety Director that managed all public safety and security during the 2010 US Open in Pebble Beach. He has been on the Deputy Sheriff Association Board of Directors for three years as the C-Unit Director.

Jonathan Thornburg
Professional Standards & Training Commander
Central Station
1414 Natividad Rd, Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 755-3700

Internal Affairs Information

Elvia Arellano
Workers Compensation Manager
Central Station
1414 Natividad Rd, Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 755-3700

Hye-Weon Kim
Finance Manager
Central Station
1414 Natividad Rd, Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 755-3700

Jennifer Claudel
Departmental Information Systems Manager
Central Station
1414 Natividad Rd, Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 755-3700