The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to delivering quality service through the creation of partnerships with the people we serve.
All members of this department will carry out their duties and responsibilities in such a manner as to afford dignity, respect, and compassion to every individual with whom they come in contact.
With community partnerships as our foundation, we are driven by goals to enhance the quality of life, investigating problems as well as incidents, seeking solutions, and fostering a sense of security in communities and individuals. We nurture public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.
The San Joaquin County Sheriff Custody Division will promote safe, secure and humane housing for pre-sentenced and sentenced inmates. Service to the general public and the Criminal Justice System will be of the highest quality.
Operation of the facilities will be consistent with the principles of direct supervision, will at all times meet Minimum Jail Standards as defined in Title 15 of the California Code of Regulations, and will insure public safety. Programs and services will be made available to influence positive behavior with the intent to provide the opportunity for inmates to be returned back to the community in equal or better condition both physically and psychologically than when received.
These goals will be met, in a cost effective manner while assuring staff of a productive, safe and secure work environment and providing them with the vision, leadership tools, and resources to fulfill this mission.