Jan Caldwell, Media Relations Director

Jan Caldwell

Media Relations Director

Jan Caldwell joined the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department as the department’s Media Relations Director in October 2006.  She is responsible for the oversight of the Office of Media Relations, publication of the department’s annual report, news releases, promotional materials, internal/external communications, news conferences, and special events.  She is a member of the Sheriff’s Executive Management Team and advises the Sheriff, Undersheriff, and Command Staff on matters involving media relations.

Caldwell retired as a Special Agent from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in September 2006.  During her 32-year career, she was assigned to the San Diego, San Francisco and Las Vegas divisions and worked a variety of general criminal investigations.  She also worked in the Ottawa and Bern Legal Attaches, and was a crisis/hostage negotiator.  She responded to New York City after the downing of TWA Flight 800, Oklahoma City after the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building, and the Pentagon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Caldwell serves on the the Board of Directors of San Diego County Crimestoppers and the Board of Trustees for Scripps Health Care Systems. She has taught hostage negotiation, undercover techniques, crisis response and media relations at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Ms. Caldwell holds a Master of Science in Organizational Management and Bachelor of Science in Clinical Abnormal Psychology, both from the University of LaVerne.