These San Francisco Sheriff Deputies detect and arrest people with outstanding warrants who are wanted by the city and County of San Francisco and other jurisdictions.
They work in plain clothes and drive in unmarked vehicles and work in conjunction with San Francisco Police Department Fugitive Recovery Enforcement Teams, San Francisco County Probation Officers, California State Parole Officers and other Peace Officers coming into San Francisco who are outside their jurisdiction.
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department (SFSD) is the sheriff’s department for the City and County of San Francisco. The department has 850 deputized personnel, and support staff.
The primary function of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department is to operate the system of county jails where there is an average population of 1,200 inmates, and a number of individuals on supervised release programs.
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department also provides security and law enforcement in the following locations in San Francisco:
- The civil and criminal courts
- City Hall
- The Emergency Communications Dispatch center
- San Francisco General Hospital, Laguna Honda Hospital, and several public health clinics