Lieutenant Jeffrey Schultz joined the Blackhawk Police Department on February 21, 2022, as the new Chief.
Lieutenant Schultz has been with the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff for nearly 23 years, beginning his career in March 1999. As a deputy, he worked a variety of assignments, including the Martinez Detention Facility (MDF), county patrol, contract City of San Ramon, and Coroner Investigator.
In 2010 he was promoted to sergeant and returned to the MDF as a supervisor. After one year, he transferred to the Patrol Division where he worked in the contract City of Oakley and county patrol. After nearly 7 years as a patrol sergeant, he transferred to the Law Enforcement Training Center where he was the Police Academy Coordinator.
In 2018 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and became the Director of the Police Academy. He remained at the Academy until he was selected as the Blackhawk Police Chief.
In addition to his many assignments, Lieutenant Schultz was a member of the Sheriff’s Department’s S.W.A.T. team for 18 years, serving as an operator, team leader, and team commander.
Prior to his career in law enforcement, Lieutenant Schultz attended Sacramento State University on a football scholarship, where he earned his degree in Criminal Justice.
Lieutenant Schultz is married to his wife Mandy (who is a kindergarten teacher), and the two of them have a 16-year-old son and a 14-year-old daughter. In his off time, he enjoys watching his daughter play on her travel softball team and fishing with his son. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys exercising, playing guitar, and golfing.