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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.
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.
Our ethnicity breakdown among sworn staff:
- Native American: .03%
- Asian: 25%
- Black: 13%
- Filipino: 14%
- Hispanic: 22%
- White: 25%
Our breakdown among professional staff:
- Asian: 36%
- Black: 19%
- Filipino: 7%
- Hispanic: 19%
- White: 21%
Our breakdown among cadets:
- Native American: 1%
- Asian: 31%
- Black: 25.5%
- Filipino: 5%
- Hispanic: 29.5%
- White: 8.5%
Additionally, we have 95 sworn and nonsworn staff members who are certified in Spanish, Russian, Tagalog, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese to better communicate with residents who speak English as a second language.
We are 100% 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.