Lieut. Sheppard

In 2000, Matt began his career as a full-time police officer with the Fountain Valley Police Department immediately after graduating the police academy. Matt has worked Patrol, Field Training Officer, Motor Officer and has served as a Crisis Negotiator on West County SWAT. 

In 2003, Matt was promoted to Senior Officer during his tenure in Traffic. In 2007, Matt was promoted to Sergeant and worked as a supervisor in Patrol, Personnel and Training and the Detective Bureau. In 2012, Matt was promoted to Lieutenant where he is currently assigned as the Watch Commander. He is responsible for the management of Patrol, Traffic, K-9 and FTO programs.

 
Matt was the recipient of the Medal of Merit in 2003 and the Medal for Lifesaving in 2010. Matt is currently attending American Military University working on his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Organizational Leadership .