Sheriff Eric Magrini began his Law Enforcement career in January of 1998 as a Police Officer for the City of Red Bluff where he ultimately promoted to the rank of Sergeant, assigned to the Patrol Division.  In December of 2006, Eric was hired by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office to work in the community he was raised in and resides in.  He worked on patrol in both the City of Shasta Lake and the county’s Patrol Operations Division.  While serving as a patrol deputy, Eric held several collateral duties to include; SWAT team member, Dive team member and Field Training Officer.  He also assisted by working overtime with the department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team and Domestic Highway Enforcement Team.

During that time, in 2007 Eric was named by the Exchange Club as Peace Officer of the year.  In 2009, he was promoted to Detective, working in the Major Crimes Unit.  In 2011, Eric was named as the Sheriff’s Office’s Deputy of the Year.

Eric then promoted to Administrative Sergeant where he served for 2 years; at which time he also became the SWAT Team Leader.  In November of 2013, he promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned to County Wide Services, overseeing the Coroner’s Office, Animal Regulations and the Civil Unit.  Eric was promoted to Undersheriff and officially took the title and duties in January of 2015.

In June of 2016, Eric was selected to attend and successfully graduated from FBI’s National Academy located in Quantico, Virginia.  He also recently attended FBI’s Executive Management Course, located at the Federal Training Facility in Huntsville, Alabama.  Eric also earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice graduating with summa cum laude honors.

Eric served as Undersheriff for 5 years until he was appointed as Shasta County’s 22nd Sheriff in December of 2019.