Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure public safety in Santa Cruz County.  We accomplish this through open communication and collaboration with our community as well as continuous professional development of staff to address crime and promote innovative corrections solutions


The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office has a proud history of aggressively attacking crime in a proactive and timely manner. We strive to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and personal integrity, and we are committed to the proper treatment of those in custody. We are also committed to developing and applying community-based policing and problem-solving techniques. To this end, we augment our use of time-tested police and corrections methods with innovative approaches to community protection and involvement.