Patrol Lieutenant


Lieutenant Rustin Banks
Patrol Lieutenant

Lieutenant Rustin Banks began his career as a deputy with the Sheriff’s Office in January of 2005. Prior to law enforcement, he served four years in the United States Marine Corps where he received numerous awards and decorations for his participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a Deputy Sheriff, he held assignments as a patrolman, bailiff, field training officer and narcotics detective. Banks also held the collateral assignments of defensive tactics instructor and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team operator.  

In October of 2012, Banks was promoted to sergeant and reassigned back to patrol. He later took over as the department’s SWAT Team Leader and spent the last two years as a sergeant assigned to the Professional Standards Bureau.  Banks was promoted to lieutenant in December of 2015 and currently manages Patrol Services, Animal Control, K-9 and SWAT.

Lieutenant Banks has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice from Portland State University and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. He also holds numerous certificates from the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training including POST Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisory.