Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: Adam Christianson Sheriff-Coroner, 250 E Hackett Road, Modesto, 95358 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: 209-525-7114

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is located at Adam Christianson Sheriff-Coroner, 250 E Hackett Road, Modesto, 95358 CA. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department phone number is 209-525-7114.

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department News

Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation in Riverbank Riverbank CA –Modesto CA – A multi-agency investigation is currently underway for an officer-involved shooting that occurred late this morning in the 7000 block Burneyville Road in the city of Riverbank. At about 10:47 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the city of Riverbank responded to a 911 call in the 7000 block Burneyville Road in regards to an ex-tenant returning to a property he had been evicted from over a month ago. The property owner had confronted the suspect, 51-year old Armando Osuna, but Armando refused to leave. Two deputies responded to the call and contacted Armando on the property of the residence. During the contact with the deputies, Armando became combative and struck one of the deputies with a metal pipe. One of the deputies fired at Armando, striking him in the upper torso. Deputies were able to detain Armando in handcuffs and request medical assistance. Armando was transported to a Modesto hospital for medical care, but later succumbed to his injuries several hours later. The one deputy who was struck with the pipe was also transported to the hospital. He was treated and released. Three separate and independent investigations have been launched into this officer-involved shooting. The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is conducting both a criminal and administrative investigation and the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office is conducting an independent review of the incident. If you have any information on this investigation, please contact Detective Marissa Wyatt at 209-525-7091. If you have any tips, you can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward --end—

We apologize for the interruption to the Armed Forces Dedication Ceremonies.

Armed Forces Memorial Dedication

Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, Modesto American Legion and Ceres Amercian Legion preparing for our Armed Forces Memorial Dedication Ceremony today at 4:00 pm. If you can not make it we will post the ceremony live on FB.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them." John F. Kennedy

Safe Kids Stainslaus/AAA Car Seat Check Event at the Ceres Fire Station 3 on Service Road in Modesto. Come on out and get checked! They will be there until 4pm!

TEAMWORK: The Sheriff’s Department has partnered with Ceres Police Department, CHP - Modesto, and Newman Police Department to address traffic concerns in the Keyes Area. The Southeast Stanislaus County CITE Team is dedicated to making the streets a safer place for everyone. Photo credit: CHP-Modesto

The California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation has partnered with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on their “Heroes At Heart” campaign recognizing California’s first responders. Through July 8th, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will donate $1 to three local charity partners, one of which is the CPOMF. You can purchase products on-line or at any of their stores. Check out their site for more info: #HeroAtHeart #FirstResponders

Project UPLIFT is working to send 5 young people to a youth leadership conference and college tour in New Orleans at Xavier University. The team is planning on leaving July 18, 2018. They've already raised enough money to cover all expenses for 2 students but still need to raise enough money for the other 3 students. Project UPLIFT is a non-profit organization whose goal is to help at-risk youth develop skills, through mentoring and coaching, that will enable them to succeed and contribute to our society. Mentors like John Ervin truly make a difference in the lives of young people, keeping them focused on a life or education and success rather than falling into the trap of the criminal justice system. Are you willing to help? Call John at (209) 204-7521 Let's work together and help send all 5 of these students, who have already made a positive commitment to better choices, to Xavier University for this very special leadership conference. Here is a YouTube video on the STEM program and we've included a Weblink to Project UPLIFT. Thank you for your consideration! Empowering Youth, Preparing Leaders and Strengthening our Community. Sheriff Adam Christianson

REMINDER!!! We will be hosting testing for the Physical Agility and Pellet B this Friday 5/25/2018 at 9 A.M. You must be over 20 years old to participate. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in joining our team.

Recently, our local newspaper reported on ICE activity in Stanislaus County and surrounding areas. Once again, the reporting was inaccurate, misleading and irresponsible. Here is what was reported: "In January, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided 98 convenience stores in 17 states, arresting 21 people. February ICE raids in Modesto and Atwater netted five people each and some 200 more across Northern California and Oregon. What crimes were these “criminals” committing? Virtually all were on their way to work. Buying coffee is not a crime." What crimes were these “criminals” committing? Here are the facts: While they may have been "buying coffee", all in our area were specifically identified PRIOR to the arrest operation for criminal activity including sexual assault, possession of dangerous drugs, sales and distribution of narcotics, driving under the influence, felony assault and other related crimes including criminal gang activity. None were arrested simply because they were "on their way to work" or because of immigration status. ALL have victimized and exploited innocent people who live in our communities. We will continue working with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to identify and hold accountable those who commit crime in our community regardless of who you are, your ethnicity or your immigration status, all in an on-going effort to promote a healthier, safer community.

Deputy Gallasso and our STARS Volunteers had the privilege of attending the Relay for Life event at Johansen High School today!

Armed Forces Day was created in 1949 to honor those men and women who wear the uniform of our nation. It is an opportunity for us to express our gratitude to those selfless members of our US Military. It’s a day to recognize our proud soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen by thanking them for protecting the freedoms we enjoy! It is also a chance to remember those who paid the ultimate price for our great nation. In his 1950 proclamation, President Harry S. Truman called on all Americans to mark Armed Forces Day by recognizing “the skill, gallantry, and uncompromising devotion to duty characteristic of the armed forces in the carrying out of their missions.” Let’s take a moment and recognize the service and sacrifice of those who serve in our US Armed Forces! Thank you! Sheriff Adam Christianson

Join us for a Car Seat Inspection Event in Honor of CSO Raschel Johnson!

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's K-9 Association is hosting a K9 trial this Saturday, please come out and enjoy the competition. Please be aware that the Patrol Phase is the only phase that can be spectated. This phase consists of obedience, agility course and protection scenarios. We hope to start this portion between 10:00am and 11:00am.

We will be lighting two candles tonight. One for Deputy Garner and one for CSO Raschel Johnson EOW 5.13.17, who also lost her life in the line-of-duty one year ago today.

Tonight we’re in Washington DC attending the Candlelight Vigil to reflect, remember and recognize Deputy Jason Garner EOW 5.13.17 who lost his life in the line of duty. @StanSheriff @NLEOMF

NEVER FORGOTTEN Deputy Sheriff Jason Garner & Community Service Officer Raschel Johnson ​ On May 13, 2017 Deputy Sheriff Jason Garner and Community Service Officer Raschel Johnson died in a tragic single vehicle traffic collision. The collision occurred on Crows Landing Road and 7th St in Modesto. Deputy Garner had served with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department for 10 years. CSO Johnson has served the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department for 15 years.

As we arrived in Washington DC and stepped off the plane for #NationalPoliceWeek, we were greeted by Honor Guard teams from around the world.

Good morning from Baltimore this be the last leg of the Police Unity Tour see you in DC!