Sonoma County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Sonoma County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 2796 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, 95403 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: (707) 565-2511

Sonoma County Sheriff's Department is located at 2796 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, 95403 CA. The Sonoma County Sheriff's Department phone number is (707) 565-2511.

Sonoma County Sheriff's Department News

Community spirit was #sonomastrong today at the End of Harvest Fair! Thank you California Human Development for all the good work you do in our community and for including us in your event. #community #comunidad #fiesta #wishicoulddancelikethat #BallettFolkloricoJazmin

🚩🚩 Red Flag Warning 🚩🚩 Sonoma County has a red flag warning starting late tonight through early Sunday morning. It’s effective for the hills above 1,000 feet because of moderate to strong winds and low relative humidity. Don’t create any sparks or flames outdoors. Remind your friends and family to sign up for emergency alerts (Nixle, SoCoAlert, and PG&E). Have a safe weekend and stay #sonomastrong.

The ladies in the Avance parenting program are on point!! They impressed us with their desire to learn how to protect their kids and how we can work together. We’ll come back any time! If only we could join them in wearing pajama costumes on Halloween...🎃 Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

Happy Halloween, Sonoma County. Deputy Jones loves Halloween and gets to use his keen observation skills to find Trick or Treaters instead of burglars tonight. This video was taken with an amazing group of kids from Larkfield (keepin’ it #sonomastrong). A big THANK YOU goes to the wonderful ladies at Sullivan Group -Sonoma County Real Estate for donating MANY POUNDS of candy for a dozen Deputies to hand out tonight. Have fun and be safe, Sonoma County.

Today is bittersweet for the Detention Division. We celebrated Sergeant Eric Saya's retirement after 27 years. Sergeant Saya began his career as a Correctional Officer in 1991, he promoted to Sergeant in 1995. Eric has been part of and has led many teams through out his career, such as Personnel, Classification, Mental Health, Facility Training and Courts. Eric was also a member of one of the first Detention Division Special Emergency Response Teams and he was part of the first Peer Support Team in the Sheriff's Office. Eric was involved in the hiring of over 200 employees during his tenure in Personnel. He has seen many changes in the jail during his career, he enjoys working with the young Deputies just starting their careers. Staff remembers Sgt. Saya as calm, supportive and trusting. Captain Awad commented, "Eric has always been a great teacher and the voice of reason and calm in stressful situations." So what is Eric looking forward to in his retirement you ask? Well, last year he lost his home in the fire, so he is looking forward to spending time remodeling his new home and helping at Cal Skate, the skating rink he owns with his wife. We are going to miss him and we wish him well!

Our deputies are out in Bodega Bay digging all the great costumes. Everyone stay safe as you go trick or treating in a few hours. Call us if you need us. We will be out in force watching the roads as little ones will be doing their thing!!

Yesterday, Deputies were dispatched to a report of a young lady (a 16 year old in high school) who lost her cell phone at a holiday party during the weekend. Whoever found it was messaging her online and making extortion threats, claiming she needed to pay them or bad things would happen. Through the course of the investigation, Deputies learned the identity of the suspect. A meetup was arranged with the suspect, where the victim was going to pay for the return of her phone. Unbeknownst to the suspect, Deputies were waiting at that location. The suspect was arrested without incident, and was in possession of the victim’s cell phone at the time of his arrest. The victim was reunited with her phone, and the suspect was booked into the county jail.

K9 Falko our Top Dog turned 9 years old earlier this month! Happy Birthday Falko - One Amazing Dog! Sonoma County Deputy Sheriff's K9 Association #happybirthdayk9 #Falko #K9 #policek9 #sonomasheriff #topdog #mansbestfriend #adogslife #pawenforcement #onduty

If you're already on county parole for vehicle theft, you might want to be careful when "borrowing" a friend's car that has been spray painted and has an ignition punched out allowing any key to turn the car on. This was 48-year-old Windsor resident Rodrico Lopez' issue when he was stopped by an alert deputy at the Rotten Robbie Gas Station on Todd near SR Ave at about 2 am this morning. Mr. Lopez was arrested without incident and booked into our jail with a no bail parole hold and possession of a stolen car.

Wilson Elementary School, Petaluma Deputy Fong and CSO Hancock had way too much fun at your Harvest Fair!! 🎃 👩‍🌾👮‍♂️🚔🚁🧙‍♀️🧛🏻‍♂️👻 Thank you for inviting us!! #caughthavingfun #sonomastrong #wilsonwildcats

Our SWAT team sharing their toys! #bigkidtoys #sharingiscaring #sonomastrong

UPDATE 5:23 p.m.: All Comcast and Verizon services are back up. Comcast fixed the issue. This is the last update. UPDATE 5:05 p.m.: Comcast is experiencing a fiber optic issue affecting the Windsor, Forestville, and Guerneville areas. This means that any Comcast services may not be working. Verizon cell phone customers also may not be able to call 911 during the outage in these areas. Comcast knows about the issue and is working on a solution. ORIGINAL: We’re getting reports that Verizon cell service is down in the areas of Windsor, Forestville, and Guerneville. We will update this post as we know more.

The Sheriff’s Office is hiring a Custodian! Make the right call and join our team! The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office currently employs over 675 staff who serve to protect our community. The Custodian is responsible for keeping assigned building areas clean and orderly. See the full job description and apply online by November 12, 2018. or

We had a great week at Willowside Middle School teaching Digital Safety skills 👩‍💻👨🏽‍💻to 430 students. Thank you Oak Grove Union School District for inviting us!! #sonomastrong #willowsidemiddleschool #cybersafety #sonomasheriff

What an awesome way to start the day, seeing our neighbors making progress. Lookin’ good, Larkfield! #larkfieldstrong #sonomastrong

Update at 11:40 AM: Shelter in place in Guerneville has been canceled. After interviewing the caller, the incident was determined to be unmerited. The alleged stolen gun was located and there is no longer a risk to the public. #BREAKING news: There’s a suicidal man with a gun near Orchard and Beach Avenues at Vacation Beach in Guerneville. We’ve issued a shelter-in-place for everyone within 5 miles. Please avoid the area. We will keep you posted as things change.

Sheriff Rob and Sgt. Piccinini share their knowledge about our pursuit policy and how deputies are trained to drive. Post your questions below - we'll do our best to answer them all. You can read our pursuit policy here:

How many preschoolers standing shoulder to shoulder does it take to measure 📏the length of Henry1 🚁? How long would our long line need to be to give all the big kids a ride? We’re sure these students from Windsor Christian Academy could do the math! #Henry1 #everydaymath #helicoptersarecool

Meet Molly from the Sonoma Valley. She usually spends her time giving us popsicles and bringing deputies meals on the holidays. But this year, she took it a step further to join our least for Halloween. Isn’t her Sheriff Rob costume amazing?? Look at those glasses and the stars on her collar! With her impressive attention to detail and commitment to service, this girl is going places! Maybe you’ll meet her in the future as Sheriff Molly...

Tonight we were dispatched to a home in Windsor. This man was having a very rough night drinking alcohol and not taking his prescribed medication. He broke a window to his car and many out of his home, scaring his wife and children. Our deputies have gone through Crisis Intervention Training and put it to good use tonight. This man barricaded himself in his home and deputies patiently negotiated with him for over an hour. We successfully got him to come out peacefully, on his own and nobody was injured. The training really paid off on this and we are happy to get him to the help he needs.

As Deputies in Sonoma County we frequently come into contact with visitors from out of the area. Tonight Sonoma Valley Deputies met Juan Hernandez who was visiting Sonoma from the Central Valley town of Salida. Juan’s vehicle registration was expired for more than two years and he was parked in front of a house that is well known for being a haven for drug activity. Juan was also on Post Release Community Supervision for auto theft from Stanislaus County. While ensuring that Juan was in compliance with his release terms, Deputies found more than a quarter pound of methamphetamine in his pants pocket. Juan was arrested and will be completing his tour of Sonoma County with an extended visit to our jail.