Sheriff Pastor's Command Staff

Undersheriff Brent Bomkamp

 

Roles & Responsibilities


Undersheriff Bomkamp oversees the internal operations of the Sheriff's Department. This includes responsibility for the Operations, Corrections, and Administrative Services Bureaus.

Experience


He has served with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department since 1989. He previously led Administrative Services as a Chief, commanded the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) as a Captain, and served as a Lieutenant in CID, the Internal Affairs Unit, for the City of Lakewood Police as the Patrol commander, and for the PSCD Residency Detachment’s and Traffic Unit. As a Detective Sergeant, Brent supervised the Domestic Violence and Juvenile Investigations Units, was assigned to work in the Property Crimes Unit, the Special Assault Unit, the Arson Unit, and was assigned to work numerous homicides.
Undersheriff Bomkamp

Education


Undersheriff Bomkamp has a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois (magna cum laude) and a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Washington University (summa cum laude). He also attended the #233 Session of the FBI National Academy.

Contributions


Undersheriff Bomkamp served on the Dive / Swift Water Rescue team for thirteen years, was assigned to the Marine Services Unit, and worked bicycle patrol as a deputy. He has been recognized with a Medal of Merit for outstanding performance, was twice decorated with the Medal of Valor, has a Lifesaving Award, was honored by the Red Cross as a “Real Hero”, and was recognized by the Prosecutor’s Office as Pierce County’s Outstanding Detective of the Year.

Chief of Operations Jim Heishman 


Roles & Responsibilities


Chief Heishman is currently assigned as the Bureau Chief of Operations, which includes all patrol and investigations, and special teams including SWAT, K9, and Search and Rescue.

Experience


Chief Heishman has served with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department since 1988. He has worked in various assignments within the department to include in the Patrol Division serving in  the Mountain Detachment and South Hill Puyallup and as a Narcotics Detective. Jim also served as a Detective Sergeant working welfare fraud, major crimes, and homicides before transferring to patrol supervision in the Mountain Detachment.  He served as Appointed Interim Police Chief in Roy, Eatonville and Edgewood, as well as Lieutenant suprvising night patrol and the Traffic Unit.  Jim was a SWAT Team member for 24 years, 14 of which he served as Team Commander.
Chief Heishman
Chief Heishman has been honored with numerous awards to include four Medals of Merit, two Team Medals of Merit, the Department Core Values Award, five Patrol Impact Awards and has been recognized as Deputy of the Year.

Contributions


Chief Heishman led department Y2K preparations and riot training, created department awards for Team Valor and Team Merit, is certified as Critical Incident Stress Management and is a peer member of the Washington State Tactical Officer's Association. He led the 72-hour tactical manhunt for a fugitive who murdered four police officers in 2009.  He served as project manager for a home makeover for a critically injured department family members, as well as project manager for a memorial trail construction in honor of a fallen deputy.  He recently helped to create and develop the night shift Patrol Supervisor position, served on the Accident Review Board, and acted as Deputy Incident Commander during the US Open Golf Championship.

Chief Heishman recently retired as a Chief Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force after 33 years or service and multiple deployments to South Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  He has been honored with numerous military awards including Veterans of Foreign Wars Police Officer of the Year, US Army Meritorious Service Medal for combat actions in Iraq, Silver Flag Alpha Ground Combat Training Squadron Lt. Joseph Helton Leadership Award, and US Air Force Bronze Star for combat actions in Afghanistan.

Chief of Administrative Services Nick Hausner 


Roles & Responsibilities


Chief Hausner is currently serving as the Chief of the Administrative Services Bureau, which includes Training and Background, Budget and Payroll, Court Security, Civil Unit, Property Room and Information Technology (IT).

Experience


Chief Hausner has served with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department since 1989. He has worked in various assignments within the department to include in the Patrol Division serving in Lakewood, University Place, the Mountain Detachment and South Hill. Nick has also served as a supervisor in the Patrol Division, Court Security, Civil Division, and Criminal and Business Systems Analysis, as well as previously serving as Chief of Operations.
Chief Hausner

Chief Hausner has been honored with numerous awards to include the Washington State Medal of Honor, the Sheriff’s Department Medal of Valor and Team Medal of Valor, the Medal of Merit on five occasions, the Lifesaving Medal and has been recognized as Deputy of the Year. 

Contributions


Chief Hausner has served as a member of the Pierce County Gang Task Force, the Uniform Drug Suppression Team, and the Bicycle Patrol Unit. He has continually been involved in the technological advancement of the Sheriff’s Department and providing training for the Department’s computer systems and the South Sound 911 systems while working in partnership with South Sound 911. Chief Hausner has been involved in numerous other programs to include the department’s Community Academy as well as gang reduction programs. 

Chief Hausner also served in the United States Marine Corps with Shipboard Security Forces aboard the USS Ranger CV-61 and with 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, Marine Expeditionary Unit – Special Operations Capable out of Camp Pendleton, California.

Chief of Corrections Patti Jackson-Kidder

Roles & Responsibilities

Chief Patti Jackson-Kidder oversees the internal operations of the Sheriff's Department Corrections Bureau.

Chief Jackson-Kidder