Scott Jones recently concluded his third and final term as Sheriff of Sacramento County, one of the largest Sheriff's Offices in the country. As Sheriff, he managed a half-billion dollar budget and oversaw nearly 3,000 diverse employees in a nationally recognized and respected law enforcement organization.
Starting with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department in 1989, Scott 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.
A testament to the deep inroads he made with a wide array of community groups, faith-based organizations, businesses, and individuals alike, Sheriff Jones was resoundingly re-elected to a 3rd term in June 2018, securing nearly 75,000 more votes than his closest competitor, and more votes than all three of his opponents combined.
As the 36th Sheriff of Sacramento County, Scott boasts a stellar record of accomplishments during his 12 years as agency head. He helped lead the Department out of the worst financial crisis of its history. Through his leadership, he implemented significant initiatives including creating a multi-jurisdictional Impact Division, which uses active intelligence to fight gangs and remove gang leaders. He also founded and established 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.
In his nearly 34 years in law enforcement -- including 12 years as Sheriff -- Scott Jones has developed a national profile in public safety issues, meeting with the President of the United States, U.S. Attorneys General, Department of Homeland Security Secretaries, U.S. Congressional Representatives, and numerous other National and State leaders on myriad issues. He has been invited to the White House twice, has testified in front of Congress, and is often called on by national media on a variety of matters.
Public Safety Expert
Called upon by Presidential Administrations, Congressional Committees, State and Federal agencies, as well as members of the media, Scott Jones is considered one of the nation's foremost experts when it comes to public safety issues affecting our communities.
As a result of his ability to analyze and problem solve complex matters, his counsel has been sought by both those across the political spectrum.
Law Enforcement Leader
Having overseen one of the largest Sheriff's Offices in the Nation, an annual budget of $500 million, and sworn to protect a county of 1.5 million residents, Scott Jones has spent a lifetime dedicated to the profession of public safety.
During his tenure as Sacramento County Sheriff, Scott served as the Chair of the Central California Intelligence Committee and host of the Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center.
Crime Victim Advocate
Scott Jones has spent his many decades of service giving a voice to voiceless, standing up for what's right, and defending those who are unable or unwilling to protect themselves.
Scott's tenure as Sheriff has come with its fair share of highlights. In one of the most high profile cold cases in United States history, it was under Scott's leadership as Sheriff that the Golden State Killer was finally brought to justice.
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