Capt. Mike Hernandez will command the Poway, Ramona and 4S Ranch stations for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Hernandez headed the 4S Ranch station shortly after its opening in 2007.   More recently, he was a Special Investigations Division lieutenant with the East County Gang Task Force.

Hernandez replaces Mark Elvin, recently promoted Commander at the Law Enforcement Bureau on Ridgehaven Court in San Diego.  Hernandez will report to Elvin going forward.