Lieutenant Andrew Theodore began his law enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, where he worked in corrections and patrol from 2007 to 2009. From 2009 – 2014, he served as a Police Officer with the Sonora Police Department. In addition to patrol, he held assignments as a Field Training Officer and Drug impairment Recognition Expert.
Lieutenant Theodore came to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office in 2014. After working patrol and as a Field Training Officer, primarily in the West Stockton area, he was assigned to the Community Car unit as the Lockeford/Clements Community Car. He later became a member of the unit’s Community Special Enforcement Team (CSET).
In 2016, Lieutenant Theodore was transferred to the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force where he conducted online child exploitation investigations and performed cellular and computer forensic examinations for our Investigations Division.
Following promotion to Sergeant in 2018, Lieutenant Theodore oversaw the Community Car unit, Airport, and School Resource Deputy unit. He also functioned as the Patrol Division’s Administrative Sergeant until promoting to Lieutenant in 2021.
Lieutenant Theodore is currently the commander of the AGNET (Ag crimes, gangs and Narcotics) unit.