Patricia Duke

Policy Panel Core Team Member
Assistant Sheriff
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department

Patricia Duke was appointed Assistant Sheriff in December 2011 and commands the Law
Enforcement Services Bureau. She has been with the County of San Diego for more than 25 years,
starting her law enforcement career with the San Diego County Marshal’s Office in 1986 and joining the Sheriff’s Department in 2000. Her diverse career includes assignments in Court Services Bureau (Court & Field Operation and Military Liaison), Fugitive Task Force, Detention Services Bureau, Internal Affairs and Patrol Operations. Prior to her current appointment, she served as a commander in the Law Enforcement Bureau, and as the captain of the Santee Patrol Station. Ms. Duke also is a member of the Department’s Tribal Advisory Committee and co-chair for the Countywide Teen Drinking and Driving Safety Initiative. She has received many honors, including the FBI Director’s award for her work on the Escondido Bomb House case and the Red Ribbon award for the Prevention Program of the Year (Start Smart). Ms. Duke holds a Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice and is finishing her thesis in order to earn a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership.


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