Saso returns to Williams

Sheriff Joe Garofalo welcomes Jim Saso to the Colusa County Sheriffs office where he will serve as the Assistant Sheriff.

Assistant Colusa County Sheriff Jim Saso will return Monday to the Williams Police Department as the city’s top cop. 

Saso has been re-appointed Williams Chief of Police, after leaving the position in April 2015, officials said Tuesday. He replaces Chief Ed Anderson, who resigned amid an internal affairs investigation, which is ongoing. 

Saso returns to Williams with 30 years experience in law enforcement. He started his career as a correctional officer with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, and completed his law enforcement training at the Sacramento Regional Public Safety Training Center in 1991.  He served as a deputy sheriff with Colusa County Sheriff’s Office from 1994 to 2001, and worked several special assignments, including narcotics, school resources officer, impact weapons instructor, and served as a member of the Special Operations and Response Team. 

Saso was first came to the Williams Police Department in 2001, and quickly promoted to lieutenant. He served as police chief from 2006 to 2015. ■

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