Cmdr. Hank Turner

Hank Turner


Commander Hank Turner is assigned to the Law Enforcement Services Bureau and oversees the patrol division for the Sheriff's Department, which includes all station, substations and offices. Commander Turner believes strongly that law enforcement should be a part of the community and has worked with a variety of community groups, charities and organizations. Hank has worked with Shop with a Cop, the East County Regional Homeless Task Force, the Sheriff's Department's Youth Advisory group and a variety of other groups and organizations. He has also been involved in Camp LEAD, a youth program which fosters stronger relationships between law enforcement and the community, while helping high school students make better life choices, increase student achievement and build stronger ties to their community.

Commander Hank Turner is a 27 year veteran of the Sheriff's Department and started as a Correctional Deputy in 1992, where he worked at the El Cajon and George Bailey Detention Facilities. Hank became a Deputy Sheriff in 1994 and was assigned to the Santee Station in 1995, where he worked patrol as a training officer, in community policing and as a detective in area investigations. He promoted to Sergeant in 2004, working in Imperial Beach, Santee and Child Abuse. In 2008, Hank was promoted to Lieutenant, where he was the Watch Commander at the Communications Center, worked in Court Services, at the Deputy Sheriff's Association as the President, at the Narcotic Task Force, Rural Enforcement and ran the Ramona Substation. He was promoted to Captain in 2014, where he oversaw Courts Area 1 (Downtown Courts, CAC Events and Courts Field), the Alpine/ Rural Command and the Santee Patrol Command including Lakeside and Grossmont/ Cuyamaca Community College. In 2017, he was promoted to Commander and oversaw the investigations division and now oversees patrol.

Hank Turner grew up in San Diego, where he attended high school and college. He has been married for 29 years, has three daughters, two granddaughters and a grandson.