Jan Caldwell joined the San Diego County Sheriff's Department as the
department's Public Affairs Officer in October 2006. She is
responsible for the oversight of the Office of Public Affairs,
publication of the department's annual report, news releases,
promotional materials, internal/external communications, news
conferences, and special events. She is a member of the Sheriff's
Executive Management Team and advises the Sheriff, Undersheriff, and
Command Staff on matters involving media relations.
Caldwell retired as a Special Agent from the Federal Bureau of
Investigation in September 2006. During her 32-year career, she was
assigned to the San Diego, San Francisco and Las Vegas divisions and
worked a variety of general criminal investigations. She also worked in
the Ottawa and Bern Legal Attaches, and was a crisis/hostage negotiator. She responded to New York City after the downing of TWA Flight 800,
Oklahoma City after the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building, and the Pentagon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Caldwell is a member of the Board of Directors of San Diego County Crimestoppers and chairs
the Campus Crime Stoppers Committee. She has taught hostage negotiation,
undercover techniques, crisis response and media relations at the FBI
Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Ms. Caldwell holds a Master of Science
in Organizational Management and Bachelor of Science in Clinical Abnormal Psychology,
both from the University of LaVerne.