By Madera County Sheriff-Coroner Tyson Pogue.
I am a proud, lifelong, resident of Madera County and have proudly served at the Madera Sheriff’s Office since 2001. I systematically worked my way through the ranks of deputy, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, commander, and undersheriff before being appointed the 16th Sheriff of Madera County nearly two years ago.
I graduated from the prestigious Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in June 2019. The National Academy Program offers ten weeks of advanced, executive-level leadership training. Only 1% of law enforcement executives are given the honor of attending the National Academy.
I have dedicated my entire law enforcement career to the Madera Sheriff’s Office and serving our community. I have held supervisory roles (sergeant rank or higher) for the past 15 years with the last nine years being in command and executive staff (lieutenant rank or higher). Over the years, I have served as the Incident Commander during several major incidents, wildfires, and disasters.
I am involved in the community and volunteer my time in two service organizations and serve on two volunteer boards. I am an active member of the Madera Noontime Rotary Service Club and the Madera Evening Lions Club. I am the Chairperson for the California Peace Officer Association (CPOA) Region V Board and the 15-member Community Action Partnership of Madera County board of directors.
We have had many successes and accomplishments that I am very proud of over the past couple years. To name a few:
- More deputies on the street than any other time in our history.
- Led our agency through California’s largest and fastest moving wildfire of its time. Despite widespread evacuations there wasn’t a single casualty nor any report of looting or theft.
- Merged the Sheriff’s Office and Department of Corrections after 44 years of separation.
- Opened a substation in the Madera Ranchos and broke ground on a North Fork satellite office.
- Implemented an online CCW process to make the application and recertification process for requesting CCW permits more streamlined and efficient.
Our primary goal for the upcoming term will be to bolster staffing and services to include online reporting, a smart phone application, and additional deputies. The additional personnel will allow us to assign deputies dedicated to investigating rural and agricultural crimes, decrease response times, and allow for more proactive patrols.
I am endorsed by the following:
- Madera Deputy Sheriff’s Association
- 42 current California Sheriffs
- Every living retired Madera Sheriff
- Seven police chiefs
- Madera District Attorney
- All five Madera Board of Supervisors
- Madera Police Officers Association
- Chowchilla Police Officers Association
- Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
- California Fish & Game Warden Supervisors and Managers Association
- CAL FIRE Local 2881
- Madera Correctional Officers Association
- Madera Peace Officer Management Unit
- Madera County Prosecutors Association
- California Narcotic Officers Association
- Madera Mayor Santos Garcia
- Several community members, counsel members and law enforcement managers
I commit to you that as your sheriff, I will continue to prioritize public safety by being efficient and innovative, and by protecting your constitutional rights. I would be honored to have your vote to continue serving as your Sheriff-Coroner.