Sworn Assignments

The Sacramento Sheriff's Department provides a variety of assignments for sworn and civilian employees. Some of the assignments for Deputy Sheriff Employees include:

Correctional and Court Services


Deputies working within Corrections are assigned to the Main Jail, Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center (RCCC) or the Work Release Division. Deputies provide custodial and security services for incarcerated and detained individuals for the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and other outside agencies.

Work Release

The Work Release Division is Sacramento County's alternative sentencing program for inmates. It allows qualified inmates to serve their sentences on electronically monitored Home Detention, or by participating in community work projects. Deputies assigned to this Division are responsible for monitoring inmates work crews, and those on Home Detention, monitor State Release Inmates under the AB109 Program.

Court Services

Deputies assigned to Court Services insure the safety and security of the court buildings and of the people who appear and work in them. Deputies also deliver all in-custody defendants to and from the courthouse in a safe and secure manner.

Field & Investigative Services

Patrol Division

Deputies assigned to the Patrol Division primary functions are to patrol the unincorporated areas of Sacramento County. Patrol functions include responding to 911 calls of crimes in progress, taking crime reports, pro-active patrolling including vehicle stops, suspicious subjects and suspicious circumstances.

Air Operations Bureau

The Air Operations Bureau is responsible for providing aerial support to all officers and divisions of the Sheriff’s Department, as well as other law enforcement agencies, enhancing their ability to respond and react to the critical needs of the community. Crews consist of 2 teams of a Deputy Sheriff Pilot and a Deputy Sheriff Observer.

Special Enforcement Detail

The Special Enforcement Detail (S.E.D.) is the Sacramento County Sheriff's emergency response team. This detail is a special weapons and tactics team (SWAT), whose responsibilities include being on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the unincorporated area of Sacramento County. The Special Enforcement Detail is responsible for the successful resolution of critical incidents and is tasked with responding to hostage situations, armed barricaded subjects, high risk warrant services, VIP protection for elected officials, and security for high profile events.

Critical Incident Negotiation Team

C.I.N.T. unit members are assigned to other full-time duties within the Sheriff's Department and perform their C.I.N.T. duties in addition to their regular assignments. Sworn officers assigned to C.I.N.T. duties must meet demanding selection criteria, attend numerous training schools and are required to attend monthly team training sessions. Additionally, team members must have a technical skill in a variety of communications equipment and must maintain proficiency with the equipment.

Canine Bureau

The Canine Bureau provides a variety of support services to the entire department. Their primary mission is locating suspects who have fled and are in hiding. They also search for lost or missing persons, evidence, narcotics and explosives.

Marine Enforcement

A deputy assigned to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Marine Enforcement Detail mission is to provide a safe boating environment for the citizens and boating community of Sacramento County. To accomplish this mission, deputies provide education and information to members of the boating community, enforce State and local ordinance to ensure safe boat operations, and train and prepare for emergency response in case of a boat accident or natural disaster.

Centralized Investigations

The Centralized Investigations Division provides detective services in some of the crime categories described below. Detectives are assigned cases to investigate after a Deputy Sheriff or a citizen volunteer in a Service Center has taken the victim's report and forwarded it for investigation.

Child Abuse Bureau

The Child Abuse Bureau is assigned to investigate crimes against children under the age of 18. A child abuse case may involve infant death, physical abuse, child molest, neglect, child annoyance (647.6 PC) and indecent exposure (314 PC) cases.

Homicide Bureau

The Homicide Bureau investigates homicides, deaths of a suspicious nature, and criminally related or suspicious deaths occurring within the Sheriff's Correctional System. The Bureau is also responsible for investigating officer involved or allied agency involved shootings or police activity that results in injury or death within Sacramento County, and kidnappings with no other major crime involved.

Impact Bureau

The mission of Impact Bureau is to eliminate violent street gangs, their causes and effects, and the criminal means by which they support their lifestyle in Sacramento County and its incorporated cities. With regional collaboration from local, state and federal agencies, our efforts will focus on establishing community partnerships to achieve comprehensive intelligence analysis strategies, sustained narcotics and gang suppression and enforcement, and multifaceted youth gang prevention and intervention programs.

Sexual and Elder Abuse

The Sexual Assault and Elder Abuse Detail Detectives conduct objective investigations incorporating new and contemporary techniques in a multi-disciplinary response to sexual assaults and elder abuse; assist in the prosecution of offenders; and provide immediate support services to the victims of sexual assault and elder abuse.

Robbery Bureau

The Robbery Bureau is assigned to investigate robberies that have occurred within the unincorporated areas of Sacramento County and the city of Rancho Cordova, including residential robbery (commonly referred to as home invasion robbery), commercial robbery (banks, retail businesses), street robbery, carjacking and also extortion cases.

The definition of a robbery is: a face to face confrontation where something of value is taken by force or fear (the threat of force).

Property Crimes

Detectives assigned to Property Crimes are responsible for investigations of business, residential and vehicle burglaries as well as all additional theft crimes including copper and metal theft, petty and grand thefts.

Explosive Ordnance Bureau

The Sacramento Sheriff’s Bomb Squad provides explosive ordnance disposal for all of unincorporated Sacramento County as well as the cities of Citrus Heights, Folsom, Elk Grove and Isleton. The eight man unit responds to over two hundred calls a year. Calls vary from improvised explosive devices, recovered military ordnance, commercial explosives, suspicious items, post blast investigations, and assisting with dignitary protection. All team members are highly trained graduates of the U.S. Army civilian bomb squad training school in Huntsville Alabama.