New White Pine County Sheriff Scott Henriod made his selection quickly, and chose Jaime Swetich for the position of Captain.

“I gave it great consideration on who should be selected to fill this position and I believe that Swetich is the right fit for the job,” Henriod said. “Swetich has shown his dedication to the office serving as a patrol deputy and then being promoted to a sergeant’s position in the detective division.”

The promotion became official earlier this week. Swetich who is a native of White Pine County, has been with the Sheriff’s Department for 21 years. He graduated from the 18-week High Sierra Law Enforcement Academy in Reno and was hired by the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office in 1996.

Swetich was assigned to patrol from 1996-2009. In 2002, he was made a Field Training Officer, training newly hired patrol deputies in their duties.

In 2006, Swetich was assigned to acting supervisor of his shift. From 2009 to 2011, he was assigned to the Detective Division and in 2011, he was elevated to the title of Detective.

In 2013 he was promoted to the position of Detective Sergeant, where he was remained until his latest promotion. Swetich is also one of the two trained Child Forensic Interviewers, and is one of only two qualified Voice Stress Analyzation operators within over a 100- mile radius spanning three counties.

Swetich has continually worked towards furthering his career when he graduated from the FBI National Academy in July of this year.  Swetich will be assisting Henriod with daily operations of the sheriff’s office.

“I feel that Captain Swetich will serve the community well in his new capacity, and I look forward to working with him in his new role,” Henriod said.