Fresno County Sheriff's Department, Fresno California


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The Fresno County Sheriff's Department is a full Service Law Enforcement Agency with a long proud history and tradition of providing professional law enforcement service to the people of Fresno County. The varied law enforcement services include both metropolitan and rural policing. The agency serves a total population of approximately 195,000 residents, which includes contracted police services for the cities of Mendota, Orange Cove, and San Joaquin. The Sheriff’s Department patrols more than 6,000 square miles of central California with a diversity of terrain that varies from open farm lands of the western county to rugged mountain peaks of over 11,000 feet to the east in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The agencies 1000+ employees are dedicated to the investigation, prevention and suppression of criminal offenses. The agency provides Bailiffs and Court Security to 47 courtrooms countywide. Court Services Personnel move approximately 67,500 inmates to and from the courts on an annual bases. The Sheriff’s Department operates four detention facilities that house and care for an average daily population of 2150 inmates. The Sheriff’s Department delivers field services to county residents from four rural substations. Some of the field service programs that the department provides include Patrol, Air Support Unit (helicopters), Mounted Horse Unit, Canine Unit, Bike Unit, and Boating Enforcement Unit. Additionally, the Sheriff’s Department provides numerous community programs through Crime Prevention and Youth Services programs.



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