In 1954, Robbie Waters enlisted in the U.S.
Air Force, completing his tour of duty in 1957. In 1958, he joined the Sacramento Police Department. His
law enforcement career with the Sacramento Police Department included assignments in patrol, detectives, and administrative
functions. Retiring at the rank of lieutenant, he was elected sheriff of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s
In addition to serving as a member of the law enforcement community for over 28 years, he holds a Bachelor of Science
degree in Criminology from California State University at Sacramento. He is a graduate of the FBI National
Academy. He retired from the Sacrament County Sheriff’s Department in 1987 and was subsequently elected
to the Sacramento City Council. Robbie Waters is the author of An Introduction to Law Enforcement.