Chief Deputy Sheriff

John Ramirez

Chief Deputy Sheriff John Ramirez

Chief Deputy John Ramirez joined the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office in 1998, fulfilling a longtime dream to follow and honor his family’s tradition in law enforcement. In 2005, the Sheriff’s Office promoted him to Senior Deputy, and again in 2008, to Lieutenant. He became a Captain on December 5, 2015.

Chief Deputy Ramirez, who previously headed the Sheriff's Planning and Projects Division, now leads the Administration and Programs Division. He has served in the Field Operations Division; Intake and Release Center; County Jails #2, 4 and 5; Investigative Services Unit; Custody Administration; Sheriff’s Patrol Unit; and Community Programs.