Within the sheriff's office, there are six executive administrators that consist of the Sheriff, Chief Deputy and four Lieutenants. The Office of Sheriff is the only law enforcement entity that has an elected official as its head instead of an appointed official as its head executive. The office comes up for re-election every four years.
The chief Deputy is a political appointment made by the sheriff. The Sheriff can appoint anyone with in or outside the office, even a civilian. The Chief Deputy is second in command of the agency when the Sheriff is unavailable.
Currently we have one Lieutenant who commands the Support Services Division, one who commands the Criminal Division and one Lieutenant commands of the Jail Division.
Sheriff Chad Jensen
Sheriff Chad Jensen was hired as a deputy sheriff in April 1992 by Sheriff Sydney Groll. He began his career as a deputy assigned to the Jail Division, and was later assigned to the Criminal Division as a patrol deputy. Prior to his promotion to Sergeant in 1998, Sheriff Jensen also worked as a detective in Investigations assigned to property crimes and crimes against persons. He also worked as an agent with the Cache Rich Drug Task Force. As a sergeant, he was a patrol shift supervisor in the Criminal Division and later assigned as the sergeant over Investigations.
Sheriff Jensen was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2004 and was assigned as the Criminal Division Commander. The Criminal Division includes Investigations, Patrol, School Resources, Gang Unit, Bike Patrol, Motors, and other law enforcement functions. While leading the Criminal Division, he worked directly with 13 contract cities and towns, the US Forest Service, Cache County School District, and Cache Valley Transit District. He has also been the division commander of the Support Services Division which includes Civil, Court Security, IT, Search and Rescue, and Mounted Posse. Two years prior to taking office, he was assigned as the jail commander.
Sheriff Jensen was one of the original SWAT Team members and later became the SWAT commander, spending 20 years of service with the team. Sheriff Jensen has worked, supervised and commanded in every division of the Cache County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Jensen was sworn in as the twentieth Sheriff of Cache County on January 5, 2015.
Chief Deputy Matt Bilodeau
Lieutenant Matt Bilodeau started his career at the Cache County Sheriff’s Office in February 1987 as the Jail Deputy under Sheriff Sid Groll. After a short time he was transferred to Patrol where he worked for nine years. During that time he also worked in Investigations, Internal Investigations, taught Operation Lifesaver, D.A.R.E., and was the first School Resource deputy in the south end of the valley.
Bilodeau then transferred back to the Jail Division in 1996 where he worked for the next six years. During that time he was promoted to Sergeant. He started the FTO program and the SERT team, and helped with security at the 2002 Olympic Games. Bilodeau was then asked to head up the transition team and assist in the building of the Cache County Sheriff’s Complex. He was promoted to Lieutenant in May 2004, and served in the Support Services Division until 2011. In 2010, Lieutenant Bilodeau graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Sheriff Jensen selected Bilodeau to serve as his Chief Deputy.
Lieutenant Brian Locke
Support Services Division
Lieutenant Brian Locke began his law enforcement career in 1986 as a Deputy Sheriff under Sheriff Sid Groll. He has served as a Deputy in the Jail, a Patrol Deputy, a Detective, a Patrol Sergeant, as well as an Investigations Sergeant.
Locke was promoted to Lieutenant in 2004 under Sheriff Lynn Nelson where he has served as the Deputy Jail Commander, Jail Commander, and Patrol Commander. As the Patrol Commander, Lieutenant Locke oversees Criminal Patrol, Schools Resource, and Animal Control. He works directly with 14 contract cities, Cache County School District, US Forest Service, and Cache Valley Transit District for their law Enforcement needs.
Lieutenant Doyle Peck
Lieutenant Peck came to work for the Cache County Sheriff’s Office in 1997 and has served his entire Law Enforcement career here. He worked his way up through the ranks as a patrol and corrections deputy. He served as Detective in investigations for a number of years. After being promoted to sergeant he supervised in the jail and in the support services division as training sergeant. Since being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in December of 2009 he has served as a jail commander and Admin/Support Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Mike Peterson
Lieutenant Mike Peterson started his law enforcement career in 1994 with the North Park Police Department. He worked as a patrolman in North Logan and Hyde Park cities as well as teaching the D.A.R.E. program to fifth grade students at Greenville Elementary School.
Lieutenant Peterson accepted a position with the Cache County Sheriff’s Office in January of 1999 under Sheriff G. Lynn Nelson. He has worked as a Deputy in corrections, patrol, and school resource. He promoted to Sergeant in March of 2004. He worked as a supervisor in Corrections, Patrol, and Professional Standards. He also served for 13 years as a member of S.W.A.T. team as an Operator, Sniper/Observer and Team Leader.
Peterson was promoted to Lieutenant in August of 2013 and is assigned as the Commander of the Criminal Division. His responsibilities include overseeing the operations of Criminal Patrol, Investigations, School Resource, and Reserve Deputies. He works directly with 14 contract cities as well as with the Cache County School District, Cache Valley Transit District, and the U.S. Forest Service for their law enforcement needs.