Retired sheriff’s lieutenant Barbara Ferguson has a traditional law enforcement background with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Over the course of her carrier she has worked in communications, corrections, patrol, and specialized investigations. Currently, Barbara serves as Sheriff John McMahon’s liaison to the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, Office of the Governor of the State of California, and the State Legislature.
Barbara reviews legislation that may have an impact on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and advises the Sheriff on either supporting or actively opposing these measures. She testifies on behalf of Sheriff McMahon at various policy committees of the State Legislature, and represents the Sheriff in state budget negotiations for local funding. Barbara travels to Sacramento and Washington, D.C. on a regular basis to seek supplemental funding for department projects.
Barbara is a member of the California State Sheriff’s Association legislative committee and the California Peace Officers’ Association’s Legislative Committee.