Commissioner Dave Pearsall

Chief for Thurston Co. Sheriff’s Office

Chief Dave Pearsall was raised in Thurston County and began his career with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) as an Explorer/Cadet in 1982. In 1984, he became a Reserve Deputy Sheriff and was hired in law enforcement full-time in 1985. He graduated from Fort Steilacoom Community College, now known a Pierce Community College, and attended St. Martin’s University. Chief Pearsall has worked his way through the ranks of the Sheriff’s Office to his current position as the Chief of the Support Service Bureau.

Chief Pearsall is assigned to oversee the Support Services Bureau, which includes Information Technology, Investigative Services Division, Records, and Evidence Sections and the Services Division comprised of the Front Desk, Civil, Warrants, and Firearms Sections. In addition, he is in charge of the Sheriff’s Office fleet, and Honor Guard Unit.

Pearsall is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is also a board member and past president of the Oregon-Washington Lawmen’s Association (OWLA), an organization dedicated to enhancing the professionalism of men and women in law enforcement. Chief Pearsall is a member of the Griffin Neighborhood Association, and is also an executive board member of the newly formed Chaplains Association for Public Safety (CAPS).

During his off-duty time, Chief Pearsall enjoys spending time with his wife Deana and their family, as well as photography and woodworking.