San Francisco Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's Office staff joined with other agencies to serve Thanksgiving meals to San Francisco residents. If you're for a new exciting and rewarding career, we're hiring!

Sheriff's Office staff joined with other agencies to serve Thanksgiving meals to San Francisco residents. If you're for a new exciting and rewarding career, we're hiring!

Our job is to keep people safe

889,360
Residents
814
December 2, 2022 Jail Count Time: 0500
2155
December 2, 2022 Community Programs count (alternatives to incarceration)
35
December 1, 2022 Bookings
37
December 1, 2022 Releases

In the Community

SFSO LGBTQ+ staff talk about what Pride means to them.
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Watch the video as Capt. Ramirez and Dep. Rangel talk about Hispanic culture and family traditions.

SFSO named Officer Wellness Award finalist

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.

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

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

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