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Temecula sheriff’s captain promoted to deputy chief

By in Press Enterprise on July 13, 2017

By Gail Wesson

Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff announced the appointment of Jeff Kubel as a chief deputy overseeing the sheriff’s court service division, coroner’s bureau, Ben Clark Training Center and the personnel bureau on Wednesday, July 12, according to a news release.

He had been a captain and the Southwest Station commander based in Temecula.

Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff, on left, and Chief Deputy Jeff Kubel.

Kubel fills a vacancy created by the recent retirement of Chief Deputy Shelley Kennedy-Smith.

Kubel has about 27 years of law enforcement experience. He joined the Sheriff’s Department in July 1990 and after the academy began his first assignment as a deputy sheriff at the Robert Presley Detention Center.

He later worked in patrol in the city of Temecula beginning in 1994, including the Problem Oriented Policing Team and as a school resource officer. Various assignments followed from court services to jails, facilities planning and professional services.

He promoted to captain in 2102 and served in court services and returned to the Southwest station as commander in 2013.


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