Deputy Villanueva has been in law enforcement for over 20 years. He is currently a Deputy with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Deputy Villanueva has also worked for the West Sacramento and Fairfield Police Departments. He has worked patrol for over 10 years and investigations for 9 years.
Deputy Villanueva has worked in the following special assignments: General Investigator, Yolo County DA Investigator, Gang Detective/Investigator, FBI Safe Streets Sacramento, US Marshal Task Force Sacramento, Career Criminal Intelligence Detective and on the Parole Impact Team in Solano County. Deputy Villanueva was the lead Detective and Gang Expert for the first Norteno Gang Injunction in California. Deputy Villanueva is a California Subject Matter Expert on the topic of Gangs, and he just recently received his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Business, with an emphasis in Criminal Justice, from Northcentral University.