Officer Brittany Sheats was hired as a police officer in Escondido in September of 2011. Prior to that, she worked in the EPD Gang Unit as a department specialist managing gang documentation. While working as a patrol officer, she was assigned to several collateral duties, including the Emergency Negotiations Team and the PC 290 Enforcement Team. Officer Sheats holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from SDSU. Officer Sheats has been promoted to detective and will fill an opening in the Crimes of Property Unit. Detective Sheats is shown with Captain Justin Murphy.