Our job is to keep people safe
Sheriff Miyamoto talks priorities, challenges
Sheriff Miyamoto, as you begin your four-year term, what are your goals and priorities?
My priority is to keep people safe inside and outside the jail. We have one of the nation’s lowest incarceration rates, with more justice-involved people awaiting resolution of their cases in alternatives to incarceration.
Our agency helps people reenter the community, from high school and college classes, employment training and behavioral health support inside the jail, to support services for justice-involved people on the outside. As Sheriff, I want to enhance and expand these services, which help the communities we serve and promote public safety.
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!
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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.
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.
Welcome to our new website!
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office is proud to share our new website with you. Our goal is to make the information you want easy to find, understand and use.
A website is always a work in progress, so be sure to check back to see new content, features, and improvements. We invite you to provide feedback to help us improve the site. Thank you for visiting.