The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office has a new undersheriff.
Sheriff Gary Simpson announced last week that, after a 45-day selection process, John J. Gese will serve as undersheriff for the sheriff’s office, according to a press release.
“The position of undersheriff may be considered part second-in-command, part chief of staff and part chief financial officer,” the release states. “The undersheriff partners with the sheriff to develop the short and long-term goals of the sheriff’s office. Once identified, he then develops and implements strategies to achieve these goals.
“Position responsibility frequently requires the undersheriff to liaise with county departments and other municipal and state law enforcement agencies. The undersheriff also oversees the creation and administration of the sheriff’s office budget.”
Before the promotion, Gese commanded the sheriff’s patrol division since being appointed to the position by Sheriff Steve Boyer on July 1, 2014. Prior to this promotion, Undersheriff Gese commanded the sheriff