Command Staff


  • Gary Redman
    Sheriff

    Sheriff Redman was born and raised in Southern California. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1988 and served our country for four years. Sheriff Redman was stationed in Germany for two years and was assigned to the U.S. Forces Police in Kaiserslautern, Germany prior to being Honorably Discharged.

    In 1996 Sheriff Redman joined the Los Angeles Police Department and was assigned to South East Division and Central Traffic where he performed all patrol functions.

    Sheriff Redman was hired as a deputy sheriff for the Amador County Sheriff’s Office in 1998. Sheriff Redman had several different collateral duties as a Patrol Deputy including a Field Training Officer responsible for training and evaluating new deputies, SWAT team member and Marine Deputy. In 2001 Sheriff Redman was promoted to Sergeant and he was responsible for supervising patrol personnel, the K9 Program, and the Community Assistance Program (CAP) where he advised members of the community about Sheriff’s Office operations and community safety issues.

    In 2008 he was assigned as the Administrative Sergeant overseeing training for the Sheriff’s Office and the Civil Bureau. As Administrative Sergeant, he served as the Sheriff’s Office liaison to several community groups such as Operation Care, the Domestic Violence Counsel, the Child Abuse Counsel, the Isolated Seniors Program and others. Additionally, Sheriff Redman was also assigned as the Team Leader for the Sheriff’s Office SWAT team. During his tenure as Team Leader, Sheriff Redman was responsible for the overall training and certification of SWAT team members, conducting threat assessments, dignitary protection, tactical planning and the execution of high risk operations. During this assignment Sheriff Redman established close working relationships with SWAT team leaders throughout the state, including the California Department of Justice, FBI, ATF and DEA. Sheriff Redman established, participated in and led the newly created Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard Program for several years.

    In 2010 Sheriff Redman was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to the Patrol Bureau where he directly supervised the day to day operations of patrol staff, the scheduling of shift assignments, conducted and supervised Internal Affairs investigations and oversaw critical events. In 2012 Sheriff Redman was promoted to Captain and was assigned to the Corrections Division and Court Security Bureau overseeing the day to day operations of the jail and court security. Sheriff Redman was responsible for the inmate population, inmate welfare program, and jail and court security budgets.

    In 2014 Sheriff Redman was assigned as the Operations Captain overseeing the Patrol, Investigations and Communications Bureaus. Sheriff Redman provided direct supervision over all high profile investigations, disciplinary investigations, and the budgets of each bureau under his command. During his tenure as the Operations Captain, Sheriff Redman was selected by the City of Sutter Creek to be their Interim Chief of Police for six months while the city searched for a permanent Chief. At the conclusion of this assignment, Sheriff Redman provided the city with a detailed assessment of the Police Department’s operational and staffing needs. In 2018, Sheriff Redman was selected as the Undersheriff by Sheriff Martin Ryan (Retired). As the Sheriff’s Office second in command, Sheriff Redman was responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the day to day operations of the Sheriff’s Office met the high expectations of this community. He was also directly involved with managing the Sheriff’s Office overall annual budget of approximately $19.5 million dollars, which was divided among 9 different departments. He served as Sheriff Ryan’s liaison with community and governmental entities by establishing critical relationships with city representatives, and our state and county law enforcement partners. As the Undersheriff, he also oversaw the operation of the Amador County Combined Narcotics Task Forces.

    In April, 2021, Sheriff Martin Ryan retired and the Board of Supervisors appointed Sheriff Redman as the 26th Sheriff of Amador County.

    Sheriff Redman holds the basic, intermediate, advanced, supervisory and management certificates issued by the California Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission.

    Sheriff Redman is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute and a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy, class #224, held in Quantico Virginia. Sheriff Redman married his wife of 30 years while they were both stationed with the Air Force in Germany in 1990 and they have two adult daughters.

  • Bryan Middleton
    Undersheriff

    Undersheriff Middleton joined the Amador County Sheriff’s Office in May of 1999 as a deputy sheriff after serving in the United States Marine Corps.  As a deputy, Bryan held collateral duties as a field training officer, marijuana suppression unit member, and SWAT team member.

    In January, 2003 he was promoted to sergeant where he worked as a patrol supervisor, field training officer coordinator, and remained an operator on the SWAT team.  In 2009 he was assigned to the Investigations Bureau where he investigated crimes against persons.  In 2011 he was promoted to lieutenant and placed in charge of the Investigations and Communications Bureaus.

    Bryan was promoted to captain in 2013 and oversaw the Operations Division.  In 2016, Bryan oversaw the Corrections Division and Court Security Bureau until 2018, when he moved back to the Operations Division overseeing Patrol, Investigations, and Communications Bureaus.

    In April 2021, Bryan was selected as the Undersheriff by Sheriff Redman. As the Sheriff’s Office second in command, Bryan is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the day to day operations of the Sheriff’s Office meet the high expectations of this community. He is also directly involved with managing the Sheriff’s Office overall annual budget of approximately $19.5 million dollars, which is divided among 9 different departments. Bryan serves as Sheriff Redman’s liaison with community and governmental entities by establishing critical relationships with city representatives, and our state and county law enforcement partners.

  • Jarret Benov
    Captain

    Captain Jarret Benov joined the Amador County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff in 2001.  Jarret served as a patrol field training officer for several years before being promoted to sergeant in 2007. 

    In 2010, Jarret was assigned to the Investigations Bureau where he served as the chief deputy coroner and supervised property and financial crimes investigations. 

    In 2013, Jarret was promoted to lieutenant and was responsible for overseeing the Investigations, Coroner, and Communications Bureaus.  After several years in this role, he was reassigned to manage the Patrol Bureau. 

    In 2018, Jarret was promoted to captain and is currently assigned to the Corrections Division and Court Security Bureau. 

    During his time at the Sheriff’s Office, Captain Benov has served on the marijuana suppression unit, social media team, as a less-lethal weapons instructor, on the Amador County Behavioral Health Advisory Board, and as a member and later team leader of the Sheriff’s Office crisis negotiations team. 

    Prior to coming to the Sheriff’s Office, Captain Benov graduated with Honors from the University of California, Davis.

  • Jim Cardoza
    Lieutenant

    Lieutenant Jim Cardoza began his career at the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on June 14, 1999 and worked as a deputy sheriff until he was promoted to patrol sergeant in 2007.  In 2011, Jim graduated from the FBI National Academy Class 244 and was promoted to lieutenant in 2013 and was assigned to oversee the Patrol Bureau. 

    Jim has held the positions of field training officer, canine handler, swift water rescue and dive team member, chemical agent and less lethal weapons instructor.  In 2004 Jim was selected to the SWAT team and has served as an operator, assistant team leader, team leader and is the current SWAT commander.  After several years of serving as the lieutenant of the Patrol Bureau, Jim took over the Investigations Bureau overseeing Investigations, Coroner and Communications Bureaus.  Lieutenant Cardoza received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the California State University at Sacramento in 1995.

  • Jeremy Martin
    Lieutenant

    Lieutenant Jeremy Martin started his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles Police Department in 2005, where he worked as a patrol officer.  He was hired by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff in April 2007.

    As a deputy sheriff he worked numerous assignments and collateral duties including patrol, field training officer, investigations, SWAT, search and rescue, honor guard, dive and swift water rescue and marine patrol.

    In 2016, Jeremy was promoted to sergeant and assigned to the Patrol Bureau as a supervisor.  During his time as a sergeant he became the honor guard team leader, SWAT assistant team leader and reserve deputy coordinator. 

    In August 2018, Jeremy was promoted to lieutenant and assigned to oversee the Patrol Bureau which includes daily patrol operations, K9 program and marine patrol.  Lieutenant Martin is also the program coordinator for the Amador County Sheriff’s Office volunteer team.

    Lieutenant Martin obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Azusa Pacific University in 2004 and has been a resident of Amador County with his family since 2007.

  • Brandon Cone
    Lieutenant

    Lieutenant Brandon Cone joined the Amador County Sheriff’s Office as a Correctional Officer in 2001 and was hired as a deputy sheriff five months later.  As a deputy sheriff, Brandon served as a field training officer, a SWAT operator, a defensive tactics instructor, an impact weapons instructor, a less-lethal instructor, and narcotics investigator. 

    In 2010, Brandon was promoted to the rank of sergeant.  In that role, he performed as a patrol supervisor, field training program coordinator, and vehicle fleet manager.

    In 2013, Brandon was assigned to the Investigations Bureau where he served as chief deputy coroner and supervised both the Property Crimes and Financial Crime detectives.  Later, he went on to supervise General Crimes detectives.

    In 2019, Brandon was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and assigned to oversee the Administrative Bureau and Communications Bureau.

    During his time with the Sheriff’s Office, Brandon has served as Vice President to both the Amador County Deputy Sheriff’s Association and the Sheriff’s Office Mid-Management Association where he had an active role in contract negotiations.

    Prior to coming to the Sheriff’s Office, Brandon attended Cuesta College - San Luis Obispo before transferring to Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo, where he studied business finance prior to developing an interest in Law Enforcement.

    Brandon has been a resident of Amador County since 2001 and enjoys a quiet life with his wife in the hills of Sutter Creek. 

  • Adam Stone
    Lieutenant

    Lieutenant Adam Stone has lived in Amador County since 1976.  He is a graduate of Amador High School and attended San Joaquin Delta College where he studied Criminal Justice. 

    Adam was hired by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office in 1999 as a Correctional Officer.  Since that time he has worked in the jail taking on collateral duties as a transportation officer, field training officer, and less lethal instructor.  In 2007, Adam promoted to the rank of sergeant.  During his time as a sergeant he supervised numerous correctional officers and was responsible for the custody, safety and care of the inmate population. 

    Adam completed supervisory and leadership training in 2007.  Adam has held collateral duties as the field training supervisor, inmate transportation supervisor, and training manager.  In 2016, Adam was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.  He completed the Manager/Administrator course and the American Jail Association Command Academy in 2017.