Field Operations Commander

Captain Rustin Banks
Field Operations Division

Captain Rustin Banks began his career as a deputy with the Sheriff’s Office in January of 2005. Prior to law enforcement, he served four years in the United States Marine Corps where he received numerous awards and decorations for his participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a Deputy Sheriff, he held assignments such as a Patrolman, Bailiff, Field Training Officer and Narcotics Detective. Banks also held the collateral assignments of Defensive Tactics Instructor and Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) Operator. 

In October of 2012, Banks was promoted to Sergeant and reassigned back to patrol. He later took over as the department’s SWAT Team Leader and spent the last two years as a supervisor assigned to the Professional Standards Bureau.  Banks was promoted to Lieutenant in December of 2015 managing Patrol Services, Animal Control, K-9 and SWAT. In July of 2019, Banks was promoted to Captain and took over the Field Operations Division.

Captain Banks has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice from Portland State University and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. He holds numerous certificates from the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training including POST Advanced, Supervisory and Management. He is also a graduate of the LAPD/ West Point Leadership Development Program and was the Regional Representative for the California Association of Tactical Officers (CATO) from 2015-2019.