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Corrections Section

Lieutenant Norman Bidwell
Lieutenant Norman Bidwell

Lieutenant Norman J. Bidwell is a twenty-nine-year veteran of the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office. In July 1984, after serving a six-year tour in Okinawa, Japan, Lieutenant Bidwell and his family moved to the Yuba/Sutter area where he was stationed at Beale Air Force Base. During his tenure at Beale, he attained the position of, and retired as, the Superintendent of Law Enforcement. Serving a total of 21 years of active duty in the United States Air Force, he retired after having achieved a rank of Master Sergeant (E-7). Norman received two Air Force Commendation Medals and one Air Force Achievement Medal.

In November 1990, Lieutenant Bidwell initially was hired as a Reserve Correctional Officer with the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office Corrections section and he became a full-time officer in November 1991. Soon thereafter, Norman was promoted to Corporal and on January 16, 1999 he was promoted to Correctional Sergeant. In 1993 and again in 2000 he was selected as the DSA Correctional Officer of the Year. In 2005, Norman was promoted to Lieutenant and he serves as the second in command of the Corrections Section.

Lieutenant Bidwell received his associate degree in Administration of Justice from the Yuba Community College in 1988. His accomplishments include the completion of the Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Leadership School, the NCO Academy, and the Senior NCO Academy. He also completed the Air Force Technical Instructor Course (TIC), and he has graduated from the POST Executive Management Course.

Lieutenant Bidwell is married to his wife Rosa and he has a daughter Patricia.

Contact Information

Lieutenant Norman Bidwell
Sutter County Sheriff's Office
1077 Civic Center Boulevard
Yuba City, CA 95993

Phone: (530) 822-7307
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