First Female Sergeant and Lieutenant Retires
Lieutenant Gretchen Hurley will be retiring from the Sheriff’s Office on October 1st after 28 years of service. Gretchen was the first woman appointed to both Sheriff's Sergeant in 1990 and later to Lieutenant in 2002. Lieutenant Hurley is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. In Lieutenant Hurley’s most recent assignment she commanded the Patrol Division and previous assignments included the supervision of the Freedom and Aptos Community Policing centers, Professional Standards and Conduct, Personnel and Training, Field Training Officer program, command of the Main Jail and Rountree facilities, and leadership of the Search and Rescue team. Gretchen has worked with Native Animal Rescue for many years, loves the outdoors, and plans on spending time at her cabin in Oregon.