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Sheriff Miyamoto Condemns Hate Crimes Against Asians, Elderly and Vulnerable in Video
"As the first Asian Sheriff in San Francisco, I have observed and experienced injustice borne of bigotry. I pledge to continue my fight against hate, dedicating Sheriff's Office resources to eliminate the systemic racism fueling this dangerous climate driven by ignorance and fear." Sheriff Paul Miyamoto
If you or a loved one has experienced any form of hate or discrimination because of your Asian heritage, please help Stop AAPI Hate track this information by reporting your experience online at Stop AAPI Hate.org Stop AAPI Hate is reporting approximately 3,800 incidents targeting Asians since the pandemic began. You may submit your report anonymously.
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
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!
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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.
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.