El Dorado Hills Rotary Club Officer of the Year
Deputy Keith Maher is assigned to the School Resource Unit as a School Resource Officer working as a liaison between schools, students, families and the Sheriff's Office. He is also currently a member of the El Dorado County Gang Enforcement Team and is committed to preventing and eradicating criminal street gang activity in our county. While working with students and enforcing juvenile law, Deputy Maher serves as a mentor and role model. Deputy Maher also participates as a presenter of the P.A.R.T.Y. program (Preventing alcohol and drug related trauma in youth) and is a panel member for the School Attendance Review Board (SARB). Keith has made El Dorado Hills a better place to live by his dedication and strong work ethic. In the past year, Keith wrote over 180 reports and arrested or cited nearly 90 offenders. Most impressive is Keith's commitment to our youth. This is especially admirable and cannot be measured statistically. Keith is an excellent representative of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and is deserving of recognition by the El Dorado Hills Rotary as Officer of the Year.
Deputy Bryan Brown is actively involved with the Sheriff’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), with the Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy Unit, the Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees (STARS) and the Deputy Sheriff's Association. He is involved in several community events such as neighborhood watch, CSD meetings and National Night Out. Deputy Brown currently works as a patrol Deputy, however in January and February of 2012 Deputy Brown was working as a Property Crimes Detective. During that time period he spearheaded two different investigations resulting in the apprehension of multiple burglary suspects. During the investigation of the first case, Detective Brown identified multiple suspects responsible for at least nine (9) residential burglaries in El Dorado County and surrounding counties. During the second investigation Detective Brown initiated a surveillance operation in the Town Center area of El Dorado Hills due to a rash of thefts from vehicles. The surveillance operation resulted in the arrest of a subject for vehicular burglary. With this arrest, vehicular burglaries were considerably reduced in the area. His dedication, proactiveness and thoroughness in these two cases are just an example of Detective Brown's performance while as a Property Crime Detective. Detective Brown's performance was exemplary during the year of 2012 and deserving of recognition by the El Dorado Hills Rotary as Officer of the Year. Deputy Brown is also being recognized by the Mother Load Lions Club as their Officer of the Year.