Commander Mike Barletta is assigned to the Law Enforcement Services Bureau, Area 3, which includes the Lemon Grove, Santee and Imperial Beach stations, Law Enforcement Coordination Center, Special Investigations Division, and Rural Enforcement Division.
Commander Barletta started with the Sheriff’s Department as an Explorer in 1978. After being hired in 1986, he worked in the Detentions and Law Enforcement Bureaus, as well as the Training Division.
In 1993, he was promoted to Sergeant and worked at the George Bailey and Descanso Detention Facilities. He served at the Lemon Grove Patrol Station, and then as the Regional Law Enforcement Academy Coordinator.
In 2002, Barletta was promoted to Lieutenant. He was assigned to the Las Colinas Detention Facility, the Personnel Division, and had a brief assignment in the Rural Enforcement Division.
In 2007, Barletta was promoted to Captain, assigned to the Court Services Bureau and Lemon Grove Station, and finally promoted to Commander in 2010.
Commander Barletta holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from SDSU, as well as an MPA degree and an MA in Education, both from SDSU as well. He graduated from class #222 of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia in 2005.