Throughout his career, Paul has shown a great capacity for leadership. In addition to being a supervisor in the jails, he has served as manager of the training unit, the investigations unit, and the institutional patrol unit at San Francisco General Hospital.
As the San Francisco Assistant Sheriff, Paul has been responsible for managing both the department’s maximum security jail, and since 2009, managing the largest jail that offers programs and education for those incarcerated. Since 2005, he has served as the Commander of the Department’s Special Response Team, which handles emergencies requiring special weapons and tactics training. He has also served as Operations Lieutenant both at the oldest County Jail, and the opening of the newest Jail at San Bruno. In addition, he was a team leader in the URBAN SHIELD SWAT team competition from 2007-2009, and participated in the Best in the West SWAT Competition for five years.
Paul has consistently shown his commitment to improving the effectiveness of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. He has been certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training as an instructor for fellow deputies and staff. In addition to his field duties, he has managed the SFSD’s Training Unit and spearheaded the creation of the Department’s Field Training Manual / Field Training Officer Program, which helps streamline and improve the training of new deputies.
Paul is also an instructor in Advanced Officer Training in radio communications, criminal profiling, tactical/interpersonal communications, and tactical planning, as well as Specialized Training in crowd control and management, weapons of mass destruction first responder operations, incident command, and tactical operations.