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Meet Our Staff

 Lt. Travis

Lt. Travis
Solano County Sheriff's Office
Service Area Manager
Solano Community College

Lieutenant Brian Travis joined the Sheriff's Office in 2006 as a deputy sheriff.  He became a Field Training Officer (FTO) in 2007 and served in this capacity until 2008 while on patrol.  In January 2009, Deputy Travis became the Family Violence Intervention Detective working in collaboration with the Solano County Office of Family Violence Prevention.  In December 2010, Deputy Travis was promoted to sergeant.  As a sergeant, he was assigned to the Office of Emergency Services (OES) until he was reassigned to take over supervisory responsibilities for the Investigations Bureau in 2012. 

In April 2015, Sgt. Travis was promoted to lieutenant and managed Courts Services Division until June 2016, when he was assigned to Solano Community College Campus Sheriff's Office as the Service Area Manager.  He also served as the Solano County Sheriff's Office Mobile Field Force Commander and serves as a watch commander on a rotational basis. 

Prior to joining the Sheriff's Office, Lt. Travis was a police officer for the South San Francisco Police Department from 1997 through 2006.  Lt. Travis' educational background and training includes:  a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Management, Advanced POST Certificate, Robert Presley ICI Homicide Course, Robert Presley ICI Domestic Violence Course, NIMS Train the Trainer 300-400, and many others. 

Lt. Travis was involved with community services.  He represented the City of Fairfield on the Citizen Advisory Committee to the Tri-City & County Cooperative Planning Group.  He also served on the Pedestrian Advisory Committee to the Solano Transportation Authority (STA). 

In addition to his duties at the Sheriff's Office, Travis is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Reserves where he holds the rank of major.  He is a veteran of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Conflict and the Iraqi War.  Major Travis' military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Iraqi Campaign Medal. 

 Deputy Garcia

Deputy Garcia

Deputy Sheriff Adrian Garcia has been with the Solano County Sheriff's Office since 2004, with the last 3 years being assigned to the Solano Community College Campus Sheriff's Office as a School Resource Deputy.  Adrian is a member of the Sheriff's Office Defensive Tactics Team and is a Field Training Officer (FTO).  In addition, he is currently a Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response Trainer. 

Adrian holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.  He attended the Sacramento Police Academy and previously worked for the Sacramento Police Department. 

Adrian received recognition as a First Responder for the Sheriff's Office in 2016. 

Adrian is a Solano County local, having graduated from Dixon High School.  He is married and currently resides in the area with his wife and four children. 

 Deputy Chandra

Deputy Chandra

Deputy Sheriff Asish (Ace) Chandra joined the Solano County Sheriff's Office in 2005 as a deputy sheriff.  Since joining the Sheriff's Office, Ace has worked in Patrol, Courts, and Transport bureaus.  Ace is an active member of the Sheriff's Office Mobile Field Force Team (MFF), Bicycle Patrol Team, and Honor Guard Team.  In addition, he is a Search and Rescue Coordinator, a report writing instructor, an Active Shooter Emergency Response Trainer, and holds the rank of Field Training Officer (FTO). 

Ace received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Management and a minor in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento.

Ace was Deputy Sheriff of the Year in 2014. 

 Technician Andrea Uhl

Andrea Uhl
Campus Sheriff's Office Technician

Campus Sheriff's Office Technician Andrea Uhl has worked for Solano Community College since 1998, beginning as a Student Worker and Registration Aide in Community Services.  Over the years she has been Extended Campus Assistant and Student Services Generalist at the Vacaville Center, Student Services Assistant in the Admissions and Records Office, and Administrative Assistant in Workforce Development, Grants Management, and Continuing Education.  She joined the Campus Sheriff's Office team in July 2015. 

Andrea is a Solano College graduate, having earned two Associate in Arts Degrees in German and General Foreign Languages.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in German from California State University, Sacramento.  She also studied at Heidelberg University in Germany and ActiLingua Academy in Vienna, Austria. 

 Parking Enforcement Officer Gay

Tania Gay
Parking Enforcement Officer

Parking Enforcement Officer Tania Gay has been with Solano Community College since October 2013.  Prior to that she was with Vacaville Police Department for nearly 30 years.  She spent 12 years supervising the CSI/Evidence Office.  Other assignments at VVPD included Civilian Investigator, CVSA (lie detector) Examiner, Evidence Technician, Dispatcher, Crime Prevention Technician, and Truant Officer. 

 SSO Pucci

SSO Pucci
Vallejo Center

Sheriff Security Officer Jim Pucci has been with the Solano County Sheriff's Office since 2012.  Prior to that, he was a Corporate Vice President.  In addition, Jim worked for 14 years in law enforcement for the City of San Pablo and California Highway Patrol.  He served for 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army Reserves, where he retired as a major. 

Jim holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University.  He has taught Business and Criminal Justice classes for Contra Costa College, Chabot College, and Monterey Peninsula College. 

 SSO Carsley

SSO Carsley
Vacaville Center

Sheriff Security Officer Ted Carsley has been with the Solano County Sheriff's Office since 2015.  Prior to that he worked in Private Security and Armored Transport. 

He holds a basic police academy certificate, and is currently working toward an Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice. 

Ted lives in Fairfield with his wife. 

 SSO Gray

SSO Gray
Fairfield Campus

Sheriff Security Officer Fred Gray entered law enforcement at the age of 21, working for the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.  He promoted to the rank of sergeant, working mainly at the Richmond Station.  He retired after 29 years of service.

Fred came out of retirement to work for the Contra Costa Community College District Police Department for 5 years, then retired again.  Eventually he got the law enforcement bug again and came to work for Solano County Sheriff's Office in 2012, being assigned to the Solano Community College Campus Sheriff's Office. 

Fred was born and raised in Richmond, California.  He attended Richmond High School, Contra Costa College, and Chabot College.  He enjoys playing golf and spending time in Maui. 

 SSO Lamb

SSO Lamb
Vallejo Center

Sheriff Security Officer Allan Lamb has been with the Solano County Sheriff's Office since early 2013, primarily working at the Solano Community College Campus Sheriff's Office.  Allan retired as a lieutenant from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office after 25+ years of service.  He has worked the Oakland Airport, Coroner's Office, Civil, Bailiff's, Mobile Data Unit, and the jails. 

Allan holds an Associate in Arts Degree from Solano Community College. 

 SSO Ornelas

SSO Ornelas
Vacaville Center

Sheriff Security Officer Nathan Ornelas has been with the Solano County Sheriff's Office since February 2016.  He came from the Vacaville Police Department, where he was a Cadet for 4 years. 

He is currently enrolled at Solano Community College, where he is working toward two Associate Degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice. 

 SSO Salazar

SSO Salazar
Fairfield Campus

Sheriff Security Officer Ben Salazar has been with the Solano County Sheriff's Office since May 2016.  He was previously employed by the Solano College Police Department as a Police Aide for 2 years.

Ben holds an Associate in Science - Transfer Degree in Criminal Justice from Solano Community College, and is currently enrolled at California State University, Sacramento in pursuit of a Bachelor's Degree. 

Ben is a local to the Solano County area, and often spends his free time hunting and fishing. 

 Photos by: Rhonda Roman