Deputy Terrie Cissna - Officer of The Year
EDSO, May 3, 2012
Deputy Terrie Cissna has been selected as the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, “2011 Officer of the Year” The American Legion Hall held a ceremony on March 7th, honoring Terrie’s accomplishment.
Deputy Cissna started her career at the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office and later continued her career with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office in July of 1997. As part of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Cissna found her niche in the Georgetown Divide area of the county. This area is mostly comprised of small communities including; Georgetown, Garden Valley, Coloma, Cool, Kelsey, Volcanoville, and Pilot Hill. These are rural communities and it is in these communities that Deputy Cissna found her calling and carved out her career path.
Deputy Cissna is respected by the people living in the area she patrols. She is tenacious in her investigations, and has been very successful in her efforts. Deputy Cissna has investigated and completed thousands of cases since starting at the Sheriff’s Office. She knows many of the residents in her area by their first name and has developed those contacts to create a network of support and information.
In 2011 Deputy Cissna authored and served 20 search warrants. Through her investigations, she has seized 25 guns, 12 silencers, copious amounts of illicit pills, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana.
Deputy Cissna is currently a field training officer assigned to the Patrol Division. As a field training officer deputy Cissna is setting the example and providing direction to new deputies, who at some point in their career, will take over Deputy Cissna’s patrol area and will be expected to perform to her level.
Simply put, Deputy Cissna has the energy, knowledge, and skill set deserving of the “Officer of the Year” award.