Undersheriff Mark Elvin

Mark Elvin


Undersheriff Mark Elvin was hired by the Sheriff’s Department in 1989, and he has worked in the Detentions and Law Enforcement Bureaus, as well as in the Training Division.

In 1999, Undersheriff Elvin was promoted to Sergeant and worked at the Las Colinas and Vista Detention Facilities. He served at the Encinitas and San Marcos Stations and in the Internal Affairs Unit.

In 2004, Mr. Elvin was promoted to Lieutenant. He was assigned to the San Diego Central Jail and the Vista Detention Facility. He also served in the Emergency Services Division and in 2007 was the first lieutenant assigned to the newly-built 4S Ranch Substation.

In 2008, Undersheriff Elvin was promoted to Captain, assigned to the Human Resource Services Bureau-Training and the Poway Station. He was promoted to Commander in April of 2011, and was appointed to Assistant Sheriff by Sheriff Gore in March 2012. Mr. Elvin served as an Assistant Sheriff in both the Detentions and Law Enforcement Services Bureaus.

Mr. Elvin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University.

Undersheriff Elvin is married and has two daughters.