Joe Alexander

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Today, District Attorney Chief Investigator Jeff Dreher was sworn in by District Attorney Vern Pierson. His selection to this position occurred after an extensive process to identify the next Chief Investigator. This recruitment effort was led by former Department of Justice Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement Chief John Gaines.

El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini, who was present for the swearing in ceremony, said, “Although this is a loss for the Sheriff’s Office, it is a significant gain for the DA’s Office and all of law enforcement throughout El Dorado County.”

District Attorney Pierson stated, "I am extremely excited to welcome Chief Dreher to our team. His strong ties to the community and to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office will help continue the longstanding partnership between our agencies."

Jeff Dreher has 23 years of law enforcement experience, all of which has been with the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office. He comes to our agency with 12 years of experience as a Supervisor and Administrator. Over the past 4 years he has held the position of Lieutenant of the Investigations/Narcotics unit. As part of his duties he has served as the Commander of the Sheriff's S.W.A.T. team and was the liaison with the Sheriff's El Dorado County television show.

Chief Dreher noted, “I have loved being a part of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and will truly miss working with such a great group of dedicated public servants. I am looking forward to coming to the District Attorney’s Office and continuing to work with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and the rest of our law enforcement partners to carry on the fight to keep El Dorado County safe.”