Undersheriff Jason Barnhart
Undersheriff Jason Barnhart began his career in 1995 with the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol  deputy assigned to the Greenville and Chester, Lake Almanor areas. In 1999 Jason was hired as a deputy sheriff with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, moving back to the community where he was  raised. Jason was assigned to the main jail, detention annex then moved to the patrol division working both north and south county stations. His collateral assignments included Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Marijuana Eradication Team and gang deputy. In 2005 Jason was selected as a bomb technician and attended the Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville Alabama. For many years, Jason served as the Bomb Squad Commander for the team and responded to calls through the north state. In 2006 Jason promoted to sergeant and assigned to the main jail and patrol divisions. He was the supervisor at both patrol operations, covering county patrol, and the City of Shasta Lake station. Jason was the Field Training Officer Coordinator and supervisor for the following units, S.A.G.E. (Shasta Anti-Gang Enforcement), S.A.F.E (Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement) and the Sheriff’s Office AB109 team. He was honored as the 2014 sergeant of the year. In 2016 Jason was promoted to lieutenant and assigned to Patrol Operations and the Office of Emergency Services, which comprises the SWAT, Hostage Negotiation, Bomb Squad and Search and Rescue Teams along with the Boating Safety Unit. In 2017 Jason was promoted to Captain overseeing the Services Division, which includes the Records Unit, Personnel and Office of Emergency Services.   

In January of 2020 Jason was selected as the Undersheriff of Shasta County. His primary duties are to oversee the day to day operations of the organization and fulfill the mission of the Office of the Sheriff.     


I am honored to be selected as your Undersheriff and look forward to working with our outstanding staff to bring a level of professional service to our communities. Our top priority is building partnerships with the citizens of Shasta County to enhance public safety.Thank you,Jason Barnhart