Administration Staff

Our current Chief, Brian Uhler, came to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department in November of 2010. Chief Uhler spent 25 years with the Corpus Christi Police Department in Texas and two years as a Captain with the University of California San Francisco Police Department prior to taking over as Chief for the South Lake Tahoe Police Department.


The department has two Lieutenants. Lieutenant David Stevenson oversees the Operations Division and Lieutenant Shannon Laney oversees the Support Division.


We have five Sergeants and one Administrative Sergeant as well as a fluctuating number of officers in charge (OIC). The OICs are selected from the rankings of the existing Sergeant’s list and are the acting supervisors when a Sergeant is not available.

Administrative Assistant

Layla Root is the Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police.

Organizational Chart

View the South Lake Tahoe Police Department organizational chart (PDF).