Capitol Police Chief chosen as Carson City Assistant Sheriff
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has selected its new assistant sheriff.
Sheriff Ken Furlong announced Jerome Tushbant has been selected to join the Sheriff’s Executive Administrative team this year. Tushbant is currently with the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Chief of Police, Capitol Police Division, in Carson City.
He has worked closely with the sheriff’s office on a number of operations where the two agencies have had common interests, and is similarly comfortable and experienced in circumstances where multiple agencies in the Carson City region have joined forces in response to the needs for public safety, health and welfare. Tushbant is welcomed by in-coming Undersheriff Ken Sandage and Chief Administrative Officer Sharon Daniels, who participated directly in the selection process. Sandage and Daniels noted Tushbant will challenge the “status quo” of an already top performing agency, noting education, training, and experience as the benchmark indicators of his future success.
The search for just the right candidates to fill the statutorily positions authorized to the sheriff by the Carson City Charter began in early 2017 when Undersheriff Steve Albertsen announced he would be retiring at the end of the year. By summer, a large number of names were being added to the discussion and for consideration. In November, with the selection of Assistant Sheriff Ken Sandage to the role of incoming undersheriff on Dec. 27, the administration was able to focus on the exact qualifications and expectations of the candidates for the remaining open position, and by early fall, resumes by interested persons were being received and the selection process narrowed.
Tushbant clearly and decisively exceeded all expectations and received the conditional offer of employment to begin at the end of the year.
Tushbant brings to the sheriff’s office a wealth of experience and knowledge essential to the position. He has 27 years of law enforcement experience, both in Nevada and California, is a Category I certified peace officer with the Nevada POST Commission, and has extensive first responder and investigations experience.
Tushbant has a master’s in Justice Management from University of Nevada Reno, a master’s in Business Administration from University of Phoenix, and a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice, also from the University of Phoenix. Tushbant has presided over the safety and security of the State Capitol Police Division since 2013.
According to Furlong, Tushbant has expressed core values that are consistent and critical to the administration’s success.