San Francisco Sheriff's Office

Celebrating Women's History Month with SFSO's history-making women

Celebrating Women's History Month with SFSO's history-making women

Our job is to keep people safe

889,360
Residents
761
March 5, 2021 Jail Count Time: 0500
1,722
March 5, 2021 Community Programs count (alternatives to incarceration)
30
March 4, 2021 Bookings
41
March 4, 2021 Releases

Sheriff Appoints BART Commander Tanzanika Carter to Assistant Sheriff

Sheriff Miyamoto appointed Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Commander Tanzanika Carter to Assistant Sheriff, the third highest ranking position in the San Francisco Sheriff's Office. Assistant Sheriff Carter assumed her role effective January 2021.

Assistant Sheriff Carter brings extensive leadership and diverse work experience to the Sheriff's Office as a 24-year-law enforcement veteran. She recently served as BART's commander for the Contra Costa area. She has trained and served in multiple assignments including as Field Training Officer, Detective, Hostage Negotiator, Chaplain Coordinator, Watch Commander and Zone Commander.

"Assistant Sheriff Carter is skilled on many levels," said Sheriff Miyamoto. "She brings an outsider's perspective to our office and will help us identify gaps in our training and experience. The new Assistant Sheriff will play a key role as the Sheriff's Office works to strengthen our relationships with the communities we serve."

Press Coverage

KTVU: "I have been in law enforcement for 25 years. I have been a Black woman my whole life."

KRON 4: SF Assistant Sheriff breaks barriers.

Sheriff swears in Tanzanika Carter as new Assistant Sheriff

Recording of public hearing for SFSO budget priorities

SF Sheriff's Office FY2021-22 & FY2022-23 Budget Priorities

Notice regarding public hearing for SFSO budget priorities

In accordance with Administrative Code, Section 3.3 for the City and County of San Francisco, the Office of the Sheriff hosted a public hearing regarding budget priorities for fiscal years 2021-22 and 2022-23. The hearing took place via Webex on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

A recording of the hearing is available here

Sheriff's Office protects immigrants

Sheriff Miyamoto and the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office protect undocumented immigrants. 

We support and comply with San Francisco’s Administrative Codes 12H & 12I, which affirm that San Francisco is a City and County of refuge. 

The Sheriff’s Office does not arrest people for civil immigration violations. We do not hold anyone over in jail if the court has ordered them released. 

Please watch the video for more information. 

Important links and phone numbers to help you

Know your rights around Immigration and Customs Enforcement

SF Rapid Response Hotline for help if you are detained by ICE (415) 200-1548

San Francisco Immigrant Support (415) 581-2360 

SF Sheriff's Office protects all immigrants. We stand up for immigrant rights and have laws that protect you.

Our employees reflect our diverse communities

The San Francisco Sheriff's Office employs more than 1,000 people. Our gender distribution is 22 percent female and 78 percent male. Here's our staff distribution by race/ethnicity:

American Indian .5 percent
Asian 23 percent
Black 16 percent
Filipino 14 percent
Hispanic 21 percent
White 25.5 percent

We are 100 percent committed to your public safety! 

Please visit our About page for more information. 

We believe in dignity and fairness

Every human being deserves respect. We believe in repairing harm, rebuilding relationships, and focusing on the future. Education, job training, behavioral health support. We connect people with services on the outside so they don’t return to the inside. 

Our Mission

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office works with the public, the criminal justice system, and community stakeholders to safeguard the lives, rights, and property of all people we serve.

We strive to complete our mission in a manner that maintains the trust and confidence of the people of San Francisco.  

We make San Francisco safer

The Sheriff’s Office keeps people safe — inside and outside the county jails, in the buildings we help protect, and in the communities we serve.

We help domestic violence victims rebuild their lives. We provide mutual aid to our law enforcement partners in emergencies and natural disasters. We offer education and job training to support those leaving the justice system, which builds stronger, safer communities.

Visit the Get Out Stay Out Website

Notice regarding public hearing for SFSO budget priorities

In accordance with Administrative Code, Section 3.3 for the City and County of San Francisco, the Office of the Sheriff hosted a public hearing regarding budget priorities for fiscal years 2021-22 and 2022-23. The hearing took place via Webex on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

A recording of the hearing is available here.

 

If you believe a person housed in San Francisco county jail requires immediate attention for a medical condition or mental health crisis, please call:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:  (415) 554-7225
All other times, including weekends and holidays:   (415) 553-1444