Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Sawyer serves as Operations Bureau Commander for the LCSO. Previously, he served as the Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division before being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2022. He began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 2005 as a Field Deputy, Field Training Officer, and academy instructor. He has previously served as Sergeant and 2nd Lieutenant in Patrol, 2nd Lieutenant in the Training & Accreditation Section, 1st Lieutenant in the Field Operations Division, and Captain in the Criminal Investigations Division, and Major of the Administrative and Technical Services Division. He has attended the Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS) and the FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute and holds two master’s degrees from Liberty University. He also graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2022.