Commander & Supervision
CAPTAIN FORREST BARTELL
Captain Forrest Bartell
Forrest Bartell began his career with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office in 1988. He began as a Reserve and worked in the Boating Safety Unit before becoming a full-time Deputy in 1990. He started at the Jail and transferred to Burney Patrol in 1992. In 2000 he was promoted to Sergeant, transferring back to the jail and then back to Burney. He stayed in Burney and was promoted to Lieutenant in 2007. In January 2011, he was promoted to Captain and assigned to the City of Shasta Lake Patrol Division.
Captain Bartell has held collateral assignments as a Range Instructor, DARE Instructor, COPPS Officer, Deputy Coroner, K-9 Handler, and liaison with the Women’s Refuge Domestic Violence Program. He is currently the K-9 Coordinator, Chief Range Master, and Training Cadre Coordinator.
Sergeant John Greene
SERGEANT JOHN GREENE
John Greene graduated from the Butte College Law Enforcement Academy and started with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office in 1990. He began his career as a Deputy in the Jail and transferred to Patrol in 1996. After working five years on patrol at Patrol Operations and in the City of Shasta Lake, Deputy Greene joined the Major Crimes Unit. He investigated property crimes, crimes against persons and sexual assaults. Shortly after he retuned to Patrol in 2004 he was assigned as the School Resource Officer at West Valley High School from 2007 through 2010. In November 2011 he was promoted from Deputy to Sergeant and returned to the City of Shasta Lake.
Sergeant Greene is currently a member of the multi-agency Child Abduction Response Team (CART), is in charge of the Reserve Deputy Program and is the Sheriff's Office director for the AVOID the Six DUI enforcement program.
Sergeant Pat Kropholler
SERGEANT PAT KROPHOLLER
Pat Kropholler graduated from the Redwoods Police Academy in 1991 and began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 1993. He started at the Jail and transferred to patrol in 1997. Sergeant Kropholler has served in our Boating Safety Unit, Burney Patrol, Patrol Operations, City of Shasta Lake, Cal-MMET (California Multijurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team), Sheriff’s Office DHE Unit (Domestic Highway Enforcement/Counter-Drug Smuggling) and the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit. In 2005, he was honored as the City of Shasta Lake Officer of the Year.
Sergeant Kropholler is the Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Coordinator and Domestic Highway Enforcement Supervisor. He was a K-9 Handler for the past ten and a half years with his K-9 partner Maximus who recently retired in 2013. Sergeant Kropholler is an instructor who teaches and helps develop counter-drug smuggling programs across the United States for federal and state Law Enforcement agencies.
SENIOR SERVICE OFFICER TONI SCHLAPIA
Senior Service Officer Toni Schlapia
Toni Schlapia began her career with the Sheriff's Office in March of 2002 as a Public Safety Service Officer. She had been a dedicated Jail employee and subsequently became a Jail Training Officer in 2003. Service Officer Schlapia was very instrumental in gathering and documenting Cal-gang activity to share with other agencies.
Officer Schlapia promoted to a Senior Public Safety Service Officer for the City of Shasta Lake in 2008 and supervises two Cadets and the Citizen Volunteer Patrol group, within the city.
She was awarded the Sheriff's Office Public Safety Service Officer of the Year in 2009 and the Shasta Damboree Officer of the Year in 2012. She also recieved a Shasta County AVOID the 6 award, in 2012, for her participation in the organization of the DUI/Driver's Licence Checkpoints in the City of Shasta Lake.