For the public: Theresa Kingsbury |

For the public: Theresa Kingsbury

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My job title: Administrative sergeant at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.

What I do in my job: In my position as an administrative sergeant, I continually review and revise the policies and procedures of the jail. I am responsible for the training program for new officers.

Why my job is important to the public: The jail has to be governed by an updated policies and procedures manual to stay current with the laws of our society. The public also wants their law enforcement to be well trained and professional. My job duties ensure that the jail fulfills these obligations.

The special skills and talents I bring to my job: I have always enjoyed a challenge. Researching data and creating correct material is a huge challenge. I also have a passion for seeing officers advance in their careers.

The best part of my job is: Working with the staff at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility. They are a very caring bunch of people. They really believe in helping each other out when life is rough.

A day at work I’ll always remember was: The day a woman thanked me for helping her choose a path to recovery from a previous discussion we had.

How I got my job: I talked to an officer I knew who was working at the old facility about the duties of the job. After completing the hiring process, I started in October of 1989, and the rest is history!

How long I’ve been working here: 14 years.

My dream job would be: Operating a working cattle and horse ranch.

My family: Husband, Karry; daughter Kassandra; and son, Kris.

My hobbies: Riding horses and working on our place.

When I was a kid: I was surrounded by five brothers! I couldn’t have asked for a better upbringing.

My dream vacation: Two weeks riding horses in Montana or Colorado or …

If a movie were made of my life, I would be played by: Reba McEntire

The people who have made the biggest difference in my life: My friends and family who helped me when I needed them the most!

My Hero: Mother Teresa

The best book I’ve read lately: A book about a famous female tiger trainer from the early 1900s – Mabel Stark.

I like living in Nevada County because: The landscape reminds me a lot of growing up in Washington state.


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