CLEF Profile - Roger Stafford
Roger Stafford retired from the San Diego County Marshal’s Department, as the Assistant Marshal, in 2000.
He was hired in 1969 and attended the 2nd Marshal’s Academy. He worked for several years in the courts and Field Services Divisions. In 1976 his assignments in the Warrant Division sparked his interest in the new on-line Want/Warrant system. He soon became an expert in its operation and made numerous improvements to its operation over the years, including the design and implementation of the 1st online Countywide Restraining Order System in the state of California. Consequently, during the remainder of his career, he maintained the department’s automation, as a staff assignment; in addition to his various line assignments.
After retirement he returned to work for the Sheriff’s Department as a consultant on the County’s integrated criminal justice computer applications for one and a half years.
As Assistant Marshal, Roger was instrumental in establishing a Chaplain’s program in the Marshal’s Department in 1998. While being involved in CLEF ministries since the 1980’s, he became more involved after retirement. He was invited to join the Christians in Government board of Directors in 2007.
Roger has been married to his wife, Joyce, for over 50 years. They have two children and six grandchildren. They are members of Emmanuel Faith Community Church in Escondido.