Commander Mike Barletta is currently assigned to the Law Enforcement Services Bureau - Investigations, which
includes the Central Investigations Division (Homicide, Child Abuse, SAFE, CATCH, ICAC, Juvenile, Financial Crimes
and Elder Abuse) and the Special Investigations Division (Intelligence, LECC, and Task Force Operations). He
previously commanded the Lemon Grove, Santee and Imperial Beach stations, Rural Enforcement Division and Emergency
Services Division (SED, ASTREA, Bomb/Arson, and Emergency Planning Unit).
Commander Barletta started with the Sheriff’s Department as an Explorer in 1978. After being hired in 1986,
he worked in the Detentions and Law Enforcement Bureaus, as well as the Training Division.
In 1993, he was promoted to Sergeant and worked at the George Bailey and Descanso Detention Facilities. He served
at the Lemon Grove Patrol Station, and then as the Regional Law Enforcement Academy Coordinator.
In 2002, Barletta was promoted to Lieutenant. He was assigned to the Las Colinas Detention Facility, the
Personnel Division, and had a brief assignment in the Rural Enforcement Division.
In 2007, Barletta was promoted to Captain, assigned to the Court Services Bureau and Lemon Grove Station, and
finally promoted to Commander in 2010.
Commander Barletta holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from SDSU, as well as an MPA degree and an
MA in Education, both from SDSU as well. He graduated from class #222 of the FBI National Academy in Quantico,
Virginia in 2005.