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Executive Staff

Sheriff Robert T. Doyle

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  • Native Californian, born in San Francisco, CA, in 1947, raised in Daly City, CA 
  • He and his wife, Linda, reside in West Novato 
  • 36 year old daughter, Caitlin 
  • Novato resident for 48 years 
  • Served in the United States Army during 1966 to 1969 in California, Oklahoma, Germany and Vietnam 

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Sonoma State University

Work Experience

  • November 1969, Deputy Sheriff,  Marin County Sheriff’s Office 
  • Between 1969 and 1989, served in Court, Custody and Patrol Divisions through the Merit System achieving every Merit System classification (Deputy Sheriff – Captain) 
  • Appointed Undersheriff December 1988   
  • Appointed Sheriff, March 1996 
  • Re-elected Sheriff June 1998, March 2002, June 2006 and June 2010 
  • Re-elected Sheriff-Coroner in June 2010, 2014 and 2018.

Political and Community Involvement

  • President California State Sheriffs’ Association 2004/2005
  • Two Term President of the Marin County Police Chiefs’ Association
  • Officer of the California State Sheriffs’ Association 
  • Chair, California State Sheriffs’ Legislative Committee 
  • Appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger as member of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training  
  • Appointed by Governor Wilson to represent the State Sheriffs on the State Task Force on Court Facilities 
  • Co-Chair Marin County School/Law Enforcement Partnership 
  • Member of a variety of Law Enforcement Committees 
  • Past Treasurer of Novato Youth Soccer Association 
  • Executive Committee, Fight Crime/Invest in Kids California 

Undersheriff Jamie Scardina

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Captain Scott Harrington

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Administrative and Support Services Commander

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Captain Rick Navarro

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Field Services Commander

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Captain Craig Scardina

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Detention Bureau Commander

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