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Sheriff Miyamoto Announces County Jail #4 to Close Two Months Early

When I became Sheriff in January 2020, I committed to closing County Jail #4. It had outlived its useful life and was seismically unsafe, putting not just the people in custody at risk, but deputies and Sheriff’s staff, contractors and the visiting public. The continued use of this decrepit facility has also led to plumbing and sewage issues and litigation.

For years, the Sheriff’s Office has worked with the City to safely relocate CJ #4’s population from this unsafe building. Funding, capacity and space issues frustrated our original plans. 

Thanks to Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer’s leadership over the last several months, the Sheriff’s Office has secured the support we needed to move forward. Today, August 25, 2020, I am pleased to announce that we have advanced CJ #4’s closing date by two months to September 5, 2020.

Click here to read Sheriff Miyamoto's full statement. 

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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

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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. 

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.

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The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office is on the front lines of the COVID-19 public health emergency, working to prevent exposure and spread, while protecting public safety. 

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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