Non-Emergency (209) 468-4400

Address

7000 Michael Canlis Blvd
French Camp, CA 95231

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Lobby Hours

Monday-Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Field Forces Division

Captain Dustin Kulling

Captain Dustin Kulling

Division Commander

The Field Forces Division is dedicated to providing the best service possible to the citizens of San Joaquin County. The Field Forces Division is organized to provide emergency first response, investigation of reported crimes, provide specialized police services, and assist citizens and creating safe neighborhoods.

The Patrol Division has 138 deputies providing law enforcement services to the community. The deputies are deployed onto 10 patrol teams on two day off sequences (5 teams on duty each day). The county is divided into 8 geographical areas or beats. These beat areas are staffed around the clock, providing emergency and non-emergency responses to calls for service within the unincorporated areas of the county.

Units and teams

Animal Services

Animal Services is operated under the direction of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office. It is responsible for protecting public health and safety by enforcing local, state, and federal laws and regulations that pertain to domesticated animals and their care in the unincorporated areas of San Joaquin County.

Boating Safety

The Boating Safety Unit operates 365 days a year, providing law enforcement services to residents living on 700+ miles of rivers and waterways. During the summer months, they provide service to the additional tens of thousands of fishermen and boaters who visit and recreate in the Delta. They enforce penal code and boating safety laws, including vigorously pursuing and prosecuting Boating Under the Influence (BUI) violators. Through aggressive enforcement of this law, this six-person unit (assisted in the summer by reserves) has made the San Joaquin Delta a safe and enjoyable destination for boating vacationers. For tips and information regarding Boating Safety, please email [email protected]. You can also call the Boating Safety Unit at
(209) 953-8845.

Communications

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office Communications Unit is a state-of-the-art communications center providing enhanced 911 services. To reach the Sheriff’s Communications Center at any time 24/7  dial either of the appropriate following numbers:

(209) 468-4400 or Toll-Free 1 (800) 244-0009.

SWAT

The mission of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team is to protect and safeguard lives during critical incidents by providing competent and effective public safety services to all persons with the highest regard for human dignity through efficient, professional, and ethical law enforcement practices.

k-9 unit

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s K-9 unit was founded in 1991 and has grown to become an invaluable tool and asset to the patrol operations of the sheriff’s office and the members of the community within San Joaquin County. The K-9 unit consists of 12 teams; each team consists of one deputy sheriff and their assigned K-9 partner. Ten of these K-9 teams are assigned to county patrol for coverage on every patrol shift, and two K-9 teams are assigned to the City of Lathrop as part of Lathrop Police Services. The K-9 Unit utilizes several different breeds of dogs to include German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, and Dutch Shepherds.

Members of the K-9 Unit respond to various calls for service that include assault with weapons, residential and commercial burglaries, and large area searches. The use of a K-9 team in situations such as those helps increase the safety of everyone involved including the officers, victims, members of the public, and the suspects. K-9 teams are also utilized to assist in searches for missing adults and children. They also make contact with countless children and other members of the public through school and public demonstrations each year. The members of the K-9 Unit protect and serve the communities within San Joaquin County.

Mountain house

Mountain House, located in the heart of Northern California, is a spectacular new community convenient to all of Northern California. It is located in the rolling hills of the Altamont just 20 minutes from the East Bay and about an hour from San Francisco.

Mountain House Community Services District (MHCSD), the government agency of Mountain House, was formed in 1996. Mountain House is considered a dependent district, which means San Joaquin County provides various services for the community. MHCSD is in Supervisorial District 5. Mountain House has their own Board of Directors.

The Mountain House Community Services District (MHCSD) contracts police protection for its residents through the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office is committed to the protection and safety of Mountain House residents.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Mountain House Police Services currently is staffed by six full-time deputy sheriffs.

Units and teams

Animal Services

Animal Services is operated under the direction of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office. It is responsible for protecting public health and safety by enforcing local, state, and federal laws and regulations that pertain to domesticated animals and their care in the unincorporated areas of San Joaquin County.

Boating Safety

The Boating Safety Unit operates 365 days a year, providing law enforcement services to residents living on 700+ miles of rivers and waterways. During the summer months, they provide service to the additional tens of thousands of fishermen and boaters who visit and recreate in the Delta. They enforce penal code and boating safety laws, including vigorously pursuing and prosecuting Boating Under the Influence (BUI) violators. Through aggressive enforcement of this law, this six-person unit (assisted in the summer by reserves) has made the San Joaquin Delta a safe and enjoyable destination for boating vacationers. For tips and information regarding Boating Safety, please email [email protected]. You can also call the Boating Safety Unit at (209) 953-8845.

Communications

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office Communications Unit is a state of the art communications center providing enhanced 911 services. To reach the Sheriff’s Communications Center at any time 24/7  dial either of the appropriate following numbers:

(209) 468-4400 or Toll-Free 1 (800) 244-0009.

SWAT

The mission of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team is to protect and safeguard lives during critical incidents by providing competent and effective public safety services to all persons with the highest regard for human dignity through efficient, professional, and ethical law enforcement practices.

K-9 Unit

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s K-9 unit was founded in 1991 and has grown to become an invaluable tool and asset to the patrol operations of the sheriff’s office and the members of the community within San Joaquin County. The K-9 unit consists of 12 teams; each team consists of one deputy sheriff and their assigned K-9 partner. Ten of these K-9 teams are assigned to county patrol for coverage on every patrol shift, and two K-9 teams are assigned to the City of Lathrop as part of Lathrop Police Services. The K-9 Unit utilizes several different breeds of dogs to include German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, and Dutch Shepherds.

Members of the K-9 Unit respond to various calls for service that include assault with weapons, residential and commercial burglaries, and large area searches. The use of a K-9 team in situations such as those helps increase the safety of everyone involved including the officers, victims, members of the public, and the suspects. K-9 teams are also utilized to assist in searches for missing adults and children. They also make contact with countless children and other members of the public through school and public demonstrations each year. The members of the K-9 Unit protect and serve the communities within San Joaquin County.

Mountain House

Mountain House, located in the heart of Northern California, is a spectacular new community convenient to all of Northern California. It is located in the rolling hills of the Altamont just 20 minutes from the East Bay and about an hour from San Francisco.

Mountain House Community Services District (MHCSD), the government agency of Mountain House, was formed in 1996. Mountain House is considered a dependent district, which means San Joaquin County provides various services for the community. MHCSD is in Supervisorial District 5. Mountain House has their own Board of Directors.

The Mountain House Community Services District (MHCSD) contracts police protection for its residents through the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office is committed to the protection and safety of Mountain House residents.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Mountain House Police Services currently is staffed by six full-time deputy sheriffs.

Programs

S.T.A.R.S.

Explorer program

Divison Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Sheriff operate a BICYCLE PROGRAM like city police departments
Yes. Recently equipped through a generous donation from Alex G. Spanos of Stockton, the Sheriff's Office Specialized Enforcement Team operates on state of the art Specialized brand Rock Hopper bicycles. Enforcement is conducted in partnership with the community and the SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD task force.
Why do you have a BOATING SAFETY unit?
The Boating Safety Unit operates 365 days a year, providing law enforcement services to residents living on 700+ miles of rivers and waterways. During the summer months, they provide service to the additional tens-of-thousands of fishermen and boaters who visit and recreate in the Delta. They enforce penal code and boating safety laws, including vigorously pursuing and prosecuting Boating Under the Influence (BUI) violators. Through aggressive enforcement of this law, this six-person unit (assisted in the summer by reserves) has made the San Joaquin Delta a safe and enjoyable destination for boating vacationers.
What does C.O.P.P.S. stand for?
C.O.P.P.S. is an acronym for Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving. This philosophy of crime reduction has been in use for over ten years and was expanded from the Community Car concept in 1994 to include all of the Patrol division. Community policing is an interactive process involving deputies with citizens who live and work in the area the deputies patrol. Through problem-solving strategies, citizens and officers working together can identify underlying causes of crime and solutions can be developed to abate the problem.
Does the Sheriff's Office have a CRIME PREVENTION unit or program?
The Sheriff’s Office has one of the oldest crime prevention programs in the state. With the basic belief that citizens are the best crime prevention officers available, the department assists Neighborhood Watch captains, school and community leaders, and other interested persons by providing experts in crime prevention for presentations in the community.
Does the Sheriff maintain a Reserve Peace Officer Program?
The Reserve Peace Office program is comprised of three units; the Air Patrol, Horse Posse, and Patrol Reserves. To join a reserve unit the department requires potential candidates to first graduate from P.O.S.T. approved peace officer training. This consists of a minimum of 640 hours of training. Once graduated, the candidate submits an application and goes through a screening process. If accepted, a background investigation is conducted, consisting of personal history, polygraph, medical (including drug screening), and a psychological test. Passing all of that (!) gives the candidate probationary status in a Field Training Program in Patrol Division. Successful completion of training gives the reserve opportunity to work a variety of assignments throughout the department. Although the position does not monetarily compensate you, uniforms and equipment are provided and you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are providing a valuable service to your community.
WHAT IS LATHROP POLICE SERVICES?

The City of Lathrop incorporated in 1989. Prior to that, the Sheriff’s Office provided law enforcement services to the community. In 1990 the City of Lathrop contracted with the Sheriff’s Department to continue providing law enforcement services, (in lieu of the city starting its own police department). Deputies assigned to Lathrop volunteer to do so for a minimum of three years. They receive specialized training in vehicle code, traffic investigation, and other situations indicative of policing a city. Lathrop Police Services also teaches D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) courses to primary grade children in the community schools.

WHAT IS THAT BIG BUS I SEE ON THE ROAD MARKED SHERIFF?

Actually, the Sheriff’s Office has several buses operating in the County. Many you see belong to the Community Corp Program, which utilizes inmates to clean roads and other publicly owned facilities. Court Services and Transportation Division (CSTD) operates two buses and several vans to transport detainees to and from courts in the county. BUT, the BIG BUS is M.L.E.C. (the Mobile Law Enforcement Coach). This bus, bought and built entirely with funds seized from drug dealers, is operated by S.T.A.R.S. volunteers and responds within an hour, 24 hours a day, to any call for service from a department supervisor. It provides full communication facilities (radio, cell phone, fax, computer, thermal imaging, etc.) at search & rescue sites or crime scenes. It also is seen at many community events and has won numerous awards for its innovation and design.

What type of SEARCH & RESCUE services does the Sheriff's Office have?

Currently in the development stages, the Search & Rescue unit is operated through the Boating Safety office. The unit includes Civilian and sworn staff, and can respond to lost or missing persons, drownings, natural disasters or other circumstances as determined by the on-duty sheriff’s supervisors. Presently the capabilities include off-road (4X4 and motorcycle), horses, airplanes, helicopters, and divers. Training is underway to establish response time within one hour 24 hours a day to any circumstance where their expertise could be helpful in bringing a quick and successful conclusion to the incident.

What is the STARS program all about?

STARS is an acronym for Sheriff’s Team Active Retired Seniors.

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