By Lt. Adelaido Rodriguez
In mid-November, California Correctional Center awarded Officer of the Year to Correctional Sgt. Geoffrey Gulbransen. The honor is part of the Lassen County Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2381, annual recognition of local law enforcement and firefighting agencies.
He began his CDCR career in June 2008 as a Correctional Officer at the California Correctional Center. His leadership qualities ultimately earned him a promotion as a Correctional Sergeant in 2013. He later became CCC’s Investigative Services Unit Sergeant.
According to CCC officials, Sgt. Gulbransen’s leadership abilities and effective motivation of his staff has produced outstanding results.
Over the past three years, his team of investigators successfully:
- Apprehended more than 18 incarcerated people who have walked away from the northern Conservation Camps
- Made more than 50 arrests of people not incarcerated for various crimes committed in collaboration with incarcerated people at CCC or the camps
- Completed hundreds of criminal investigations; and completed more than 400 Security Threat Group validations