Sheriff Ezio Poldilotta is pleased to announce the promotion of Captain Clinton Ryals as Commander for the Department's Special Operations Division. In this new role, Commander Ryals will assist in overseeing the Department's Aero Bureau and Special Enforcement Bureau. Ryals is a 39 year veteran of the Department and has served a number of various roles from Patrol to Special Enforcement Bureau.
Captain Ryals began his career as a Law Enforcement Officer with the Alabama Highway Patrol. As a Trooper, Ryals was assigned to the Crash Reconstruction Team, of which he became a leader during his tenure as a member of the AHP. In 1999, Ryals decided to seek for employment with the Los Santos County Sheriff's Department.
During the same year, Ryals was assigned to the Beacon Hill Station as a Deputy Sheriff Trainee, but he was eventually transferred to Santa Clara Valley in 2005, to East Los Santos as a Field Sergeant in 2009 and to Beacon Hill as Operations Lieutenant in 2014.
Captain Ryals graduated from Wilcox Central High School in Camden, Alabama. Captain Ryals holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Ashford College, a Master's Degree in Law Enforcement Intelligence from The Michigan State University and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Law Enforcement Leadership from The American Public University System.
Captain Ryals lives in Mulholland with his wife and his two kids.
For Information, Contact:
Deputy Sheriff Adam Garcia, Public Information Officer
(808)503-0330 — [email protected]
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Santos County Sheriff’s Department
1817 Cress Avenue, Dillimore
Los Santos, SA 808