Sheriff Department promotees reaffirm their oaths of office for their new posts. (Courtesy photo)

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office recently congratulated eight staff members on their recent promotions. The ceremony, held Sept. 19 in the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors hearing room, was attended by family members, friends and colleagues.

Sheriff Bill Brown shared four leadership lessons from Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton, including leadership aimed at a sense of purpose and adventure; leading in the face of adversity; leading with courage, flexibility and optimism; and leading with an unwavering commitment to your team members.

“Perhaps his greatest honor is that his leadership qualities remain as relevant now as they were in the Edwardian era, and that we are still talking about them today. They are traits that we, as contemporary leaders, should always strive to match,” Sheriff Brown said of Shackleton.

Brown introduced each of the recently promoted staff including Administrative Office Professional Jorge Delgadillo, Sheriff’s Sgt. Eric Delgadillo, Sheriff’s Sgt.Matthew Delgado, Sheriff’s Sgt. Justin DiPinto, Sheriff’s Lit. Mark Valencia, Sheriff’s Cmdr. Jason Grossini, Chief Deputy Robert Plastino, and Undersheriff Craig Bonner.

Each of the promotees reaffirmed their oath of office in their new leadership roles and were presented with a certificate of appointment.

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