Eastin Website Bio
Lieutenant Michael Eastin began his law enforcement career with the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office in 2005 and was assigned as a Patrol Deputy where he spent six years, three of which as a Field Training Officer.
In 2010, Lieutenant Eastin became a Detective assigned to the San Joaquin County Metropolitan Narcotics Task Force where he investigated several significant drug trafficking organizations and offenders. He also helped to run the unit’s clandestine laboratory, and asset forfeiture teams.
In 2019, Lieutenant Eastin was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where he supervised a swing shift team on Patrol. During his time as a Sergeant Michael Eastin also supervised the Sheriff’s Offices Field Training Program, K9 Unit, and Off-Road Enforcement Team.
In 2022, Michael Eastin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to the Patrol Division as the Administrative Lieutenant. Lieutenant Eastin’s responsibilities include oversight and management of the STARS program, the Mobile Law Enforcement Center, the Court Liaison, The Canine Unit, The Off-Road Enforcement Unit, and the Boating Safety Unit. Lieutenant Eastin is also the Law Enforcement Mutual Aid and Search and Rescue Coordinator for San Joaquin County and liaison to the Office of Emergency Services. He is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the vehicle fleet, equipment, MOU’s, grants, the DRMO program, the budget for the Patrol Division, training newly promoted Sergeants, and maintaining the Master Schedule for Patrol Division.