law enforcement career in 1986 as a Sgt-At-Arms for the California State assembly.
duties included dignitary protection, providing security for Assembly members.
In 1989, after completing the Oakland Police Academy
, Sheriff Richard Rainey of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department
swore in Daryl
new assignment at a 900 bed maximum-security Detention facility.
Daryl advanced quickly and became a Jail Training Officer and an Instructor for the 60 hr Jail Operations class.
later transferred to the patrol division and in 1993, was named Rookie of the Year by the Contra Costa Deputy Sheriff's Association
From 1990-1993, Daryl was a Firearms Instructor for the patrol re-entry program.
Later in 1993, Daryl
was selected to work in the contract city of Danville.
During this five-year assignment, Daryl worked as a Patrolman, Traffic Officer, Field Training Officer and Detective.
specialized in traffic reconstruction.
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While working as a Detective, Daryl was honored by the Town of Danville for locating and arresting a bank robber.
Daryl served on the board of directors for the Contra Costa DSA.
He was also elected to serve as the Director-At-Large to the Peace Officers Research Association of California.
represented over 650 members from the Sheriff's Department.
1998, Daryl worked as a Resident Deputy in Clark Fork.
Daryl also served as a Field Training Officer.
In October of 2001, Daryl was hired by the Sandpoint Police Department.
trained and became a Taser and POST certified Impact Weapons Instructor.
Daryl promoted to the rank of Sergeant, served for over 7 years and was commanding the Patrol Division at Sandpoint Police Department before his election as Sheriff.
Daryl served as President of the Fraternal Order of Police Panhandle Lodge 15.
Since 1999, Daryl had been an active member of Lodge 15.
has been elected as Chaplin, Secretary/Treasurer, Trustee, Vice-President and President.
had to step down as President after his
election in 2008.
In 2003, Daryl Served as the FOP State Legislative
traveled to Washington DC and lobbied for gun rights on behalf of all police officers in the State of Idaho.
was sworn into office on Jan 12, 2009, as the Bonner County
December 2011, Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler was sworn in as the President of the Idaho Sheriff's Association.
Sheriff Daryl Wheeler is presented with POST executive certificate by the President of the POST Council, Sheriff Blair Olsen.
Idaho Sheriff's Association President Daryl Wheeler pictured with Senator Denton Darrington, author of the VINE bill, which created sustainable funding for Idaho 's automated victim notification service.
Sheriff Wheeler, guest speaker at Western States Sheriff's Association addressed issues of Coordination, Interposition and the 10th Amendment.