Born in Yuba City, and a Williams resident for 18 years, Sachs began his law enforcement career after graduating the Butte College Police Academy in 1996.
In 1997, Sachs served as a police officer for the City of Williams Police Department, and as a reserve officer for the City of Willows Police Department. Sachs received officer of the year for three years, and various other awards from the department.
In 2001, Sachs started with the Marysville Police Department and was quickly promoted to Sergeant where he became the Operations Division Commander.
During his time at the Marysville Police Department, Sachs received many awards while working for the City of Marysville Police Department including, Officer of the Year, Chief’s Award, Ben Ali Shriners Award, 4 MADD Awards, Awards from the Office of Traffic Safety for Traffic Safety and Enforcement, and Most Notably “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the California Highway Patrol for Auto Theft Recoveries and was selected as the Community Hero of the Week on 103.1 and KUBA.
Sachs was also involved in multiple high profile cases during his career; including the recovery of a submerged vehicle and person in Ellis Lake that was missing for over 19 years. Which lead to him assisting with the filming of the HBO Series “Autopsy” with Dr. Bauden. In 2009, Sachs assisted with the capture of the notorious “Sleeves Bandit” from the FBI’s most wanted list for the 26 robberies of banks and restaurants. The case was finally resolved in March 2015 and the suspect was convicted and is serving (2) consecutive 25 years to life sentence.