Sheriff’s Ramona substation has new lieutenant
By Karen Brainard
A 10-year Ramona resident is the new lieutenant at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Ramona substation.
Lt. James Bovet replaced Lt. Julie Sutton, who retired on Aug. 30.
Bovet’s first day as the Ramona station’s commander was Monday, but it was not his first time working here.
“I worked here in 2004 to 2005 as a sergeant,” he said.
From 1998 to 2001, he also worked in Ramona on narcotics.
The 23-year veteran of the sheriff’s department comes to Ramona from his most recent post as lieutenant at the Fallbrook station.
“It’s nice because it’s close to home,” he said of working in Ramona. “That’s going to be beneficial to me. I know a lot of the concerns of the town.”
Over the years, Bovet said, his experience has included assignments with jails, patrol, narcotics, gangs, child abuse, and homicide.
“I’ve had a pretty diverse background,” he noted.
Bovet already has plans to roll out an Intelligence-Led Policing group, just as he did in Fallbrook, to target crime. The program takes an academic look at crime trends with analysts reviewing what is being reported, running data, and creating priorities for law enforcement, said Bovet.
Information is gathered through deputies talking with community groups and residents, and senior patrol reporting on what they see and hear.
Each month the Intelligence-Led Policing team will meet to discuss what was accomplished by using the data, and analysts will review to see if the work was effective in combating crime trends.
California Highway Patrol can also be involved, Bovet said, because its offices in Ramona are in the same complex with the sheriff’s department.
“I’ve seen dramatic results quickly,” he said of the program.
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