Command Staff

  1. Sheriff Norris

    Robert "Bob" Norris


    Sheriff Robert "Bob" Norris began his term as Kootenai County Sheriff on January 1, 2021.  He began his career in law enforcement with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department in March 14, 1984. Please click here to learn more.

  2. Undersheriff Brett Nelson

    Brett Nelson


    Undersheriff Brett A. Nelson is a 30 year Law Enforcement veteran who began his career with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the Jail before accepting a Patrol position with the Fontana Police Department. Please click here to learn more.

  3. Andrew DEAK 2020

    Andrew Deak

    Support Services Bureau Captain

    Captain Andy Deak commands the Operation Support Bureau. He is a 1992 graduate of San Diego State University and obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering. He is also a veteran of the retail food industry where he held management and leadership roles for ten years.  Please click here to learn more.

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    Jeremy Hyle

    Jail Bureau Captain

    Captain Jeremy Hyle commands the Jail Bureau.  He started his career at the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office in 2012 as a lateral deputy following 6 years as a patrol officer for a city police department in Texas.  He worked his way through the ranks, serving as a Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant and North Idaho College Basic Academy Director over both Patrol and Detention Academies before promoting to Captain in 2023. Please click here to learn more.

  5. Kevin Smart

    Kevin Smart

    Operations Bureau

    Captain Kevin Smart began his Law Enforcement career via the NIC Law Enforcement Program. Upon completion of this program he reserved for Cda PD and was then hired full time with the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department in 1997 as a Detention Deputy.  He then transferred to the Patrol Division in 2001. Please click here to learn more.