Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey praised recently promoted Lieutenant Jeremiah LaRue in a press release about College of the Siskiyous being officially certified for California’s 40th Law Enforcement Academy.

A four-year veteran COS Administration of Justice Director and Academy Coordinator for the Module III and II curriculum model, LaRue is credited for his diligent work with POST, COS, and other law enforcement officials to get the academy proposal approved, a process that has taken several years.

Lopey describes LaRue as “a superb example of what kind of success stories we often see when local law enforcement candidates compete for peace officer positions.

“Lieutenant LaRue was born and raised in Dunsmuir, California. He graduated from Dunsmuir High School, where he participated in athletics, including tennis, and he participated in the high school band. During high school, Lieutenant LaRue participated in the performing arts and theater, where he gained acclaim as a popular performer for local audiences.

“Lieutenant LaRue is a proud COS graduate. He earned an AA degree from COS in Administration of Justice. He later went on to earn a Baccalaureate degree from Simpson University in Redding, where he majored in psychology. After a stint as a Yreka Police Department Reserve Police Officer, he was hired by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, where he has served as a field deputy, field sergeant, and administrative sergeant assigned to COS. He currently serves as the contract lieutenant in-charge of the COS’s Administration of Justice Program.

“Lieutenant LaRue participates in a number of departmental specialty programs, including budget and public information officer duties. Lieutenant LaRue is a talented peace officer and his leadership at the helm of this key COS law enforcement program and his pivotal contributions to the Sheriff’s Office are nothing short of exemplary.”