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Yolo County Sheriff's Office

Service Without Limitations

Mission Statement

“Service Without Limitations”

Yolo County Sheriff’s Office is located between Interstate 5 and Highway 113 in the city of Woodland, CA, the county seat. Much of Yolo County’s 1040 square miles is unincorporated and the crime prevention and law enforcement responsibility of Sheriff Prieto and his staff.
The Sheriff’s Office is divided into three major divisions: Administrative and Support Services, Detention Services, and Field Operations. The Administrative Division is the central coordinating point for the Sheriff-Coroner, Undersheriff, and the office’s management staff. The Field Operations Division is the uniformed patrol force of the county. This Division also maintains the Civil Section which works in conjunction with the Courts to serve the public and the Animal Services Section which is responsible for operation of the Yolo County Animal Services shelter and animal control services. The Detention Division, under the direction of the Yolo County Sheriff, is charged with the responsibility of maintaining a jail for the county.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office is to uphold the law through the investigation and enforcement of criminal and civil law; to provide leadership and law enforcement assistance to allied law enforcement agencies; to deliver consistent and humane treatment to those placed in our care and custody; to perform these responsibilities in a manner that is responsive to the needs of our community and is faithful to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California.

Core Values

Our fundamental duty is to protect and serve. We provide quality service to ensure a safe environment for all residents and visitors. We recognize, adapt and respond to the changing needs of our community.

We maintain a dedicated Department based on a solid foundation of fairness, respect and equal opportunity; within an environment of open, honest communication; quality leadership, training and mutual support.

We view our responsibilities as a covenant of public trust; ever mindful that we must keep our commitment to the community we serve.

We enhance our partnerships to improve the quality of life with the community through our involvement, education, accessibility and promoting positive family and community values.

We are dedicated to our profession and committed to public service. We continue to demonstrate a passion for our profession with integrity and maintain high ethical and moral standards for others to emulate.

We treat all people with respect, fairness, dignity and compassion.

We never tire or shrink from the difficult tasks, nor lose sight of our responsibilities. We are progressive and innovative in our duty.