San Francisco Sheriff's Office

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Looking for a career that’s both challenging AND rewarding? The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office wants YOU! Our deputies work in the jails, streets, courts & City buildings. Visit the Join Our Team page to learn more. 

Our job is to keep people safe

May 31, 2023 Jail Count Time: 0500
May 31, 2023 Community Programs count (alternatives to incarceration)
May 25, 2023 Bookings
May 25, 2023 Releases
The Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce our new recruitment video, which features 75 SFSO employees at famous sites throughout San Francisco. We’re looking for qualified candidates who are passionate about serving our City to join our team.

In the Community

Lt. Bui, who is Chinese-Vietnamese American, talks about her family and celebrates her culture.
Meet Deputy Tam, who works in our Eviction Assistance Unit.

SFSO Award Winners

Sergeant J. Arnold received a Rotary Club Award for his bravery.

Sergeant J. Arnold received the Rotary Club of San Francisco's Award for Bravery and Service. He was conducting site visits when he saw a man swinging an axe at bystanders and screaming profanities on city streets. Without hesitation, Sgt. Arnold intervened. He deescalated the situation by engaging the man, which led to the man running away. With the help of responding units, crews were able to apprehend the man.


Officer Wellness Award JPEG

SFSO was named a finalist for the 2022 Officer Wellness Award by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Sheriff Paul Miyamoto implemented resources for staff that focus on wellness and physical health.

Sheriff's Office Protects Immigrants

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office wants to reassure the public that we will not support any legislation that undermines San Francisco’s Sanctuary City Ordinance.

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 

SFSO's Stance on San Francisco's Sanctuary City Policy Amid Fentanyl Crisis 3/6/23

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

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