2013 Officer of the Year
Officer of the Year Robert Rawlin has been employed as a Deputy by the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office for approximately 12 years. He is currently assigned to the position of School Resource Officer. His primary responsibilities are to enforce juvenile laws, create safer schools and protect children’s welfare.
Rawlin works with the Boat Patrol Unit during the summer months when school is out. His primary responsibilities are to enforce boating laws and create safer waterways. He is a Field Training Officer and occasionally fills in as an Officer in Charge.
Robert Rawlin is also the DVIU/VOTE Coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office. The goal of DVIU is to conduct follow-up on domestic violence cases, and follow the cases through the court process. VOTE team members conduct follow-up visits on homes where domestic violence has occurred. The goal of the VOTE program is to teach healthy conflict resolution techniques, and provide victims with a support system and resource information.
Rawlin is also the SAFE Team Coordinator. The SAFE Team contacts known sex offenders in order to monitor, arrest and prosecute offenders who are not in compliance of Penal Code Section 290. The goal of the SAFE Team is to increase registered sex offender compliance with Penal Code Section 290, protect the public from sexual assault and in initiate sexual assault investigations when discovered, and deliver public education.
Rawlin is a member of the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, Sutter County Schools Student Attendance Review Board, and the Sutter County Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Prevention Council.
He is happily married to his wife Katherine and together they have four children. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends in outdoor activities such as barbeques, picnics and camping. Some of his hobbies include hunting, fishing and riding motorcycles.
He enjoys working in law enforcement, serving the community and helping others in need. We are truly honored to have Robert Rawlin selected as the 2013 Officer of the Year.