Support Services Division Commander -
Captain Alan Long
Captain Alan Long began his law enforcement career in 1982 as a reserve and later full- time Peace Officer for the City of Wheatland. He became a Deputy Sheriff for the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department in 1985 and primarily worked in the Olivehurst and Linda communities. Captain Long enjoyed working as a resident Deputy in the foothills for two years and then returned to the Valley to work in the Detectives. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1990 and served as both a Patrol and Detective Sergeant. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1999 and commanded the Detective Unit. He was promoted to Captain in 2002 and since that date has commanded both the Support Services Division and Operations Division.
During his career, Captain Long has worked in, supervised, and commanded many units within the Sheriff’s Department including Patrol, Detectives, Internal Affairs, Dispatch, Records, Evidence, Animal Care Services, and Coroner to name a few. He spent 16 years on the Department’s SWAT Team and completed that duty in 2002 as the Team Commander. He has also served as a departmental instructor in a variety of areas.
Captain Long holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management and is a graduate of the CA POST Law Enforcement Command College, Class 45. He is the recipient of the Department’s Bronze Medal of Merit, the California Peace Officers Association Award of Merit, and the State of California’s Attorney General Certificate of Commendation.
Captain Long is a life-long resident of the Yuba/Sutter area and is married to his wife, Mary Lou, who has also served the County of Yuba for over 28 years and currently works for the Superior Court. They have two children; Kiley who is a Communications Dispatcher for the Colusa County Sheriff’s Department and Zach who is serving in the United States Army.