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711 G Street Room 306
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916 • 874 • 5098
Fax: 916 • 874 • 2656
Email: InternalAffairs@sacsheriff.com

Public hours of operation:
8:00am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)

Citizen Complaint Form:
Citizen Commendation or Complaint Form

Mission:

The Sheriff’s Department is committed to providing transparent service to our community, embracing its diversity, strengthening our neighborhoods, and being accountable to the public trust. The Professional Standards Division is responsible for ensuring members of the Department adhere to all applicable laws and Department Policies. The Professional Standards Division exists to safeguard the Department’s commitment to providing the highest level of service to all community members. In order to assure all Department employees meet the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and ethical performance, the Professional Standards Division is charged with impartially investigating complaints lodged against Department personnel.

Legal Advisor to the Sheriff:

The Legal Advisor to the Sacramento County Sheriff is a sworn peace officer and a member of the Sheriff’s Department. He or she is an attorney and certified to practice law in the State of California. The function of the position is to provide legal services to the Sheriff and those serving under the Sheriff. Those services may include advising, representation in State and Federal Court, legal research, assistance with personnel Matters, and assessment of daily and critical incidents.

The Legal Advisor also monitors legal trends and suggests policy or training modifications to Sheriff’s Department personnel. The Legal Advisor works in tandem with County Counsel and also acts as a liaison between the Department and private attorneys, who are contracted to defend the department in litigation. The Legal Advisor frequently interacts with the District Attorney, Attorney General, Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, Risk Management and other organizations that influence the legal obligations of the department.

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