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Misty Reynolds Promoted to Captain, New Indio / Blythe Jail Commander
August 14, 2017
RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – Sheriff Stan Stiff promoted Lieutenant Misty Reynolds to the rank of Captain this morning, August 10, 2017, in Riverside to fill the command position being vacated by the retirement of Captain Daniel Ybarra. Captain Reynolds will become the commander for the Indio and Blythe Jails in early September.
Captain Reynolds will also oversee the opening of the new jail facility under construction in the City of Indio which is currently being built on a six-acre site and will be completed in 2018. Upon completion, this new jail facility will be the largest jail in Riverside County and replace the current county jail in Indio.
Captain Reynolds is a twenty-year veteran of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. She began her career in 1997 and was assigned to the Indio Jail. In January of 1999, she transferred to patrol at the Palm Desert Station and worked in the cities of Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage and the unincorporated county areas.
In 2002, she was assigned to the Career Criminal Apprehension Team (C.C.A.T.) and was promoted to Senior Deputy. In 2004, she was promoted to Corporal within the Palm Desert Station. In January 2005, she promoted to Detective and was assigned to the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB).
In 2006, Captain Reynolds promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was transferred back to the Palm Desert Station where she worked as a patrol supervisor. In addition to Patrol Operations, she also supervised the Palm Desert Special Enforcement Team (SET) and was the Administrative Sergeant for the City of Palm Desert.
In March 2012, Captain Reynolds promoted to the rank of Lieutenant by Sheriff Stan Sniff and was assigned to the administrative position within the Thermal Sheriff’s Station. In February 2014, she was reassigned to oversee the Coachella Police contract within the Thermal Station and assumed the responsibility as the Assistant Police Chief for Coachella. As a Lieutenant, Captain Reynolds supervised the deputies assigned to the Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District Team (SCVCSD), as well as the Tribal and Agricultural Liaison deputies. Captain Reynolds also supervised the School Resource Officers (SRO) assigned to the Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD).
In April 2017, Captain Reynolds was transferred to the Indio Jail as a Lieutenant where she oversaw Jail Operations. She possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Chapman University and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the American Military University. She is a member of the Coachella East Rotary, Women Leaders Forum, and serves as a board member for Operation SafeHouse. She is married to a member of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and has two children. Captain Reynolds and her family reside in the Coachella Valley.
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