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Scott Jones has worked to protect the citizens of Sacramento County his entire adult life. Through his service in the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, he strives to give a voice to voiceless, stand up for what's right, and defend people who are unable to protect themselves.

Under Jones' leadership, crime in Sacramento County has dropped by 21% to the lowest level in years, he's pushed new programs to reach out to teens to keep them out of gangs, and launched programs to help deal with homeless problems.

Starting with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department in 1989, Sheriff Jones rose through the ranks, earning the respect of his peers and the community alike. First elected Sheriff by the people of Sacramento County in 2010, Sheriff Jones was re-elected unopposed to a second term in 2014. He serves as the Chair of the Central California Intelligence Committee and host of the Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center.

As the 36th Sheriff of Sacramento County, Sheriff Jones has built a stellar record of accomplishments.

  • He helped lead the Department out of the worst financial crisis of its history.
  • Through his leadership, he implemented initiatives including creating a multi-jurisdictional Impact Division, which uses active intelligence to fight gangs and remove gang leaders.
  • He created the Department’s first Community Relations Unit as well as the first Youth Services Unit, responsible for engaging thousands of children and young adults in activities and programs to keep them safe and off the streets.

Considered one of the foremost experts on law enforcement in California, Sheriff Jones has been invited to testify before the United States Congress on multiple occasions to provide boots-on-the-ground insight into the many issues facing our communities. In addition, Sheriff Jones regularly meets with national and state leaders, and has spoken on law enforcement issues for national and statewide news outlets.

Sheriff Jones holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Sacramento, and a Juris Doctor degree from Lincoln Law School. He is a graduate of the West Point Leadership Program, as well as the FBI’s National Executive Institute.

A product of public schools himself, Sheriff Jones serves as an adjunct professor at both the community college and state college levels. He is the Immediate Past President of the California Peace Officers Association, and devotes his time serving on many professional and community boards, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada.

Sheriff Jones has been married to his wife Christy for 21 years, and together they have four wonderful children.


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