Tulare County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Tulare County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 2404 West Burrel Avenue, Visalia, 93291-4580 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: 559-636-4625
Fax: (559) 740-4450

Tulare County Sheriff's Office is located at 2404 West Burrel Avenue, Visalia, 93291-4580 CA. The Tulare County Sheriff's Office phone number is 559-636-4625.

Tulare County Sheriff's Office News

Are You Ready for Some Football?! The Sheriff’s USA Flag Football League had its first board meeting Thursday at Headquarters. So far, 167 boys and girls from Stone Corral, Elbow Creek and Ivanhoe Elementary schools have signed up to play. Sergeant Bobby Saldana says he expects to have 200 students in grades K-7 signed up before practice begins in March. This is a free program offered by the Sheriff’s Junior Explorer Youth Development Program, formerly known as the Sheriff’s PAL Program. Students may sign up through their schools or call Sgt. Saldana at (559) 687-7021. Games will be on Saturdays at Ivanhoe Elementary School. To help pay for the league, an NFL/TCSO flag football fundraiser game is planned for Jan. 19, 2019 at the Groppetti Community Stadium on the campus of Golden West High School. Please stay tuned for more information as the date approaches! For more details, go to http://tularecounty.ca.gov/sheriff/index.cfm/media/news-releases/first-board-meeting-held-for-sheriffs-flag-football-league/.

Honoring Our Vets! Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Orosi Sub Station Commander Lieutenant Steve Sanchez, his wife, Sheila, Orosi Sub Station Deputies and Explorer Honor Guard were honored to take part in recognizing our Veterans and currently-serving Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen in the Orosi Veteran’s Parade this morning. Thank you for your service!

Celebrating with our communities! Dep. Kevin Renard and Volunteer in Patrol Joe Bailey attended El Dia de los Muertos celebration Friday at Pixley Middle School. They sampled tamales, watched folklorico dancers perform and Dep. Renard tried out a mask. Many thanks to the Pixley school for putting on a wonderful family-friendly event!

Prayers Needed! Please join Sheriff Boudreaux and the rest of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office in keeping Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy CJ Lehman in your prayers. The 32-year-old single father of three daughters was shot in the head while serving a warrant. Right now, he’s in critical condition in an Austin, Texas hospital. Praying that he pulls through!

Health and Safety for Farmworker Women Sheriff Mike Boudreaux and Public Relations members Liz Jones and Erica Escalante attended the 2018 Annual Farmworker Women's Health, Safety, Employment, Education and Environment Conference. Sheriff Boudreaux spoke to several people about the importance of the rural and farm working communities, and his dedication to assure them that the Sheriff’s Office is here for them. The goal of the conference is to improve the health , wellness and mental health of the Farmworker woman. The event provides workshops addressing gang prevention, school attendance, reading programs, mental health awareness, suicide prevention, chronic disease prevention and education, nutrition and parenting.

Do YOU know where he is? The Sheriff’s County Apprehension Team Tracking Criminals in Hiding (CATTCH) has added another fugitive to the Sheriff’s Top 10 Most Wanted Criminals in Hiding. He is Matthew Montemayor, 23, of Orosi. Montemayor is wanted for multiple felony warrants for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance for sales and felon in possession of a firearm. We appreciate the public’s assistance for information leading to his capture. If you know Montemayor’s whereabouts, please contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 733-6218. Anonymous information may be reported through the Sheriff’s TipNow Program at (559) 725-4194 or tcso@tipnow.com. To view the Top 10, go to http://tularecounty.ca.gov/sheriff/

Tulare County Sheriff's Office Published by Tulare Sheriff · 13 hrs · For HONOR and service! Four new members of the Sheriff’s Honor Guard recently returned from an intensive 40-hour Public Safety Honor Guard School, in Riverside. They are Cpl. Karyse Sandoval, left, Dep. Cesario Lopez, Dep. Melchor Diaz and Dep. Tracy Mellow. During the week-long training, they learned how to render honors (how to fold the American Flag and present it to the family), how to march and how to Present Colors. They did a lot of marching, drilling and practicing. Being a part of the Sheriff’s Honor Guard is an ancillary position and requires extra training and practicing. An Honor Guard’s main duty is to render honors to fallen officers and their families. The Honor Guard represents the Sheriff at funerals, events and parades. Currently, there are 14 deputies in the Tulare County Sheriff’s Honor Guard and Sgt. Edgar Villalobos supervises the unit. Congratulations to all of you and thank you for your service!

A Spooktacular Day! Sheriff Boudreaux and the rest of the Tulare County Sheriff's Office hope you and your family had a fantastic Halloween! Here's a look at how we spent the spooky day with our family, friends (four-legged, human AND zombie) and co-workers!

Welcome new hires! Sheriff Mike Boudreaux swore in nine new employees Wednesday at Headquarters. They are: Dep. Kyle Stark, Dep. Jacob Fogal Dep. Adam Muller Dep. Gabriel Martinez Detention Services Officer Aaron Arzola Detention Services Officer Elisabeth Ceballos Detention Services Officer Ruben Ramirez Emergency Dispatcher Rebecca Ceballos Emergency Dispatcher Irma Moreno Congratulations to all of you and welcome to the Tulare County Sheriff's Office!

Trick or Treat Tulare County! HALLOWEEN IS HERE! And here are the final pages of the Tulare County Sheriff's Office Halloween Coloring Book with you. Sheriff Boudreaux and the rest of us at the Sheriff's Office want to make sure you’re prepared with a plan to make tonight FUN and SAFE. As a helpful reminder, our amazing graphic designer created a Halloween Coloring Book for YOUR kids! We’ve still got some coloring books available to pick-up at TCSO Headquarters, 833 S. Akers, Visalia. Or you can print the pages out right here and let your little one get to coloring! Sheriff Boudreaux wants to wish everyone a very fun-filled and safe Halloween!🎃

LAB FOUND TIED-UP & ABANDONED AT POPLAR HOME Tulare County Sheriff’s Office deputies found this 6-month-old, 40 pound Lab mix yesterday, after they were called to a home in the 18000 Block of Ave 152 in Poplar for a report of animal abuse. When they got to the house, they found the dog tied-up, with visible injuries to its neck. Animal control responded to and took control of the dog. Deputies say the house where the dog was abandoned appears to be vacant and they’re asking for the public’s help to find the dog’s owner. Anyone with more information is urged to contact Deputy Brian Pinheiro or Sergeant David Rhoads at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218, 559-782-9650, 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194. For more info- http://tularecounty.ca.gov/sheriff/index.cfm/media/news-releases/dog-found-tied-up-abandoned-at-poplar-home/

GOING THE DISTANCE! Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Ty Stelow and Lieutenant Cyrena Robles recently graduated from the California Jail Academy. It’s a two-week, 80 hour session, where students take courses in everything from leadership to managing change, criticism and accountability, constitutional law and much more. Students then gave their own presentations on the curriculum to leaders from a number of different agencies. This Academy is accredited by the American Jail Association. In simple terms, it’s a big deal! Congratulations Lt. Stelow and Lt. Robles! We’re proud of you!

Trick or Treat Tulare County! Halloween is TOMORROW! Are you ready?! We’re sharing the final pages of the Tulare County Sheriff's Office Halloween Coloring Book with you. Sheriff Boudreaux and the rest of us at the Sheriff's Office want to make sure you’re prepared with a plan to make Halloween FUN and SAFE. As a helpful reminder, our amazing graphic designer created a Halloween Coloring Book for YOUR kids! We’re passing out the coloring books, that include trick or treating safety tips, at various Tulare County events. They're also available to pick-up at TCSO Headquarters, 833 S. Akers, Visalia. In the meantime, we're sharing pages of the book right here on our Facebook page. You can get a head start by printing them out and letting your little one take it from there! Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Support the Sheriff's Office! If you missed our blood drive on Tuesday, we encourage you to donate blood for the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive through Nov. 11 at the Central California Blood Center on South Mooney Boulevard. What: Battle of the Badges Blood Drive When: Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The last day to donate blood for the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive is Nov. 11. Where: Central California Blood Center, 1515 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia Info: (559) 302-1300 Central California Blood Center

Let the Battle BEGIN! Join Sheriff Boudreaux and give blood today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sheriff's Headquarters. It's all part of helping the community and the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, a friendly competition among local agencies. Support the Sheriff's Ofice and give blood. Thank You!

Sheriff kicks off blood drive! Sheriff Mike Boudreaux helped kick off the 17th annual South Valley Battle of the Badges Blood Drive Monday at the Central California Blood Center in Visalia. Joining him were members of his command staff, Tulare County Firefighters, Visalia Police, Visalia Firefighters, Dinuba Police, Farmersville Police and others. Battle of the Badges is a friendly competition between local agencies, Sheriff Boudreaux said. “We are uniquely together,” he said. “We know each other’s’ families and this community is part of our families.” You can help. Tomorrow, on Tuesday, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office will host a blood drive at Headquarters and the public is welcome to donate blood alongside deputies and firefighters. Who: Sheriff Mike Boudreaux What: Battle of the Badges Blood Drive When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 Where: Sheriff's Headquarters, 833 S. Akers St., Visalia, on the north side of the building Info: Teresa Douglass, PIO, (559) 802-9412 or sheriffpio@co.tulare.ca.us For more details, go to http://tularecounty.ca.gov/sheriff/index.cfm/media/news-releases/sheriff-kicks-off-battle-of-the-badges-blood-drive/.

Trick or Treat Tulare County! Halloween is THIS WEDNESDAY! And today, we’re sharing another page with you from our Tulare County Sheriff's Office Halloween Coloring Book! Sheriff Boudreaux and the rest of us at the Sheriff's Office want to make sure you’re prepared with a plan to make Halloween FUN and SAFE. As a helpful reminder, our amazing graphic designer created a Halloween Coloring Book for YOUR kids! We’re passing out the coloring books, that include trick or treating safety tips, at various Tulare County events. They're also available to pick-up at TCSO Headquarters, 833 S. Akers, Visalia. In the meantime, we're sharing pages of the book right here on our Facebook page. You can get a head start by printing them out and letting your little one take it from there! Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Prayers needed! Please join us in sending prayers to our brothers and sisters at the Fresno Police Department tonight. This morning, an off-duty Fresno Police Officer, along with his wife, who is a Fresno PD dispatcher, and their children were heading to church when they were involved in a serious car crash. The children are alright, but the officer and his wife are in critical condition. They’re asking everyone to pray for a miracle. Please join us in doing so. https://www.facebook.com/451001914964473/posts/2046360922095223/

Trick or Treat Tulare County! We’re just 3 days away from Halloween! And today, we’re sharing another page with you from our Tulare County Sheriff's Office Halloween Coloring Book! Sheriff Boudreaux and the rest of us at the Sheriff's Office want to make sure you’re prepared with a plan to make Halloween FUN and SAFE. As a helpful reminder, our amazing graphic designer created a Halloween Coloring Book for YOUR kids! We’re passing out the coloring books, that include trick or treating safety tips, at various Tulare County events. They're also available to pick-up at TCSO Headquarters, 833 S. Akers, Visalia. In the meantime, we're sharing pages of the book right here on our Facebook page. You can get a head start by printing them out and letting your little one take it from there! Have a happy and safe Halloween!

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kevin Renard had a blast running through the obstacle course at the annual Pixley Harvest Festival Friday night at Pixley Elementary. Hundreds of people turned out for the event, that included a bean bag toss, cake walk, Haunted Hallway and a lot more! Deputy Renard is the School Resource Officer for Pixley Elementary and Pixley Middle School. Thanks for joining in on the fun!

UPDATE: Kidnapping Victim Found Safe! After an extensive manhunt, Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office have found the victim from yesterday’s kidnapping. The victim had been forced into the back seat of his own vehicle while at a gas station in the Cutler Area. The victim has minor injuries as a result of the kidnapping. But he is overall in good health. The suspects are still on the loose. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriffs Office. We will release more information as soon as we can. YESTERDAY’S POST- HAPPENING NOW: TCSO Detectives Investigating Possible Kidnapping, Asking for Public’s Help Today around 1150 a.m., TCSO Deputies were called to a gas station in Cutler in regards to a possible kidnapping. Deputies located surveillance video, which showed the victim pulling up to the gas pumps in his 2007 Nissan Versa, license plate #7XWY131. A short time later, a black lifted Nissan Titan pulled up next to the victim’s vehicle. Two Hispanic males got out of the truck, confronted the victim and then pushed him into the back seat of his vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a Black Lifted Nissan Titan (oxidized or faded paint on the cab) with black wheels, black tinted windows and “Discount Auto” Paper Plates. Anyone with information or who knows the identity of the victim or possible suspects, please contact Detective Brandon VanCuren or Sgt. Gary Marks with the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at (559) 733-6218. Or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559)725-4194 or through email at tcso@tipnow.com. For more info- http://tularecounty.ca.gov/sheriff/index.cfm/media/news-releases/detectives-investigating-possible-kidnapping-asking-for-publics-help/

Forming partnerships in the community! Sheriff’s K-9 Handler Deputy Luis Cobos, left, and UAV Operator Deputy Joshua Akin, right, are pictured with Valley Children’s George and Deputy BuzzBee at Ruiz Food’s Health and Safety Fair Saturday in Dinuba. These deputies and the Sheriff’s Bomb Squad were happy to reach out to the community and make some new friends. Congratulations to Ruiz Foods for putting on a top-notch event!

HAPPENING NOW: BE ON THE LOOKOUT! Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are asking for YOUR HELP in finding a truck involved in a suspicious circumstance earlier. Around noon today, there was an altercation at the Cutler Food Mart. The 3 male suspects involved in the altercation drove off, and were last seen in the Visalia area. HERE IS THE VEHICLE TO LOOK OUT FOR: - Black Lifted Nissan Titan, with oxidation (or faded paint) on the cab - Black wheels, black tint - Paper plates with “Discount Auto” on them IF YOU SEE ANYTHING, PLEASE CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY

Multiple people were killed in this morning's shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. At least 12 people were shot. Six people were injured. Four were police officers. The officers' injuries aren't considered life-threatening, but the other two are critical. The suspected gunman has been identified as 46-year-old Robert Bowers and is in custody, according to law enforcement officials. Please join Sheriff Mike Boudreaux and the men and women of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office in saying a prayer for the victims, families and all those affected by this horrific tragedy.

Trick or Treat Tulare County! Day 6- We're sharing another page with you today from our Tulare County Sheriff's Office Halloween Coloring Book! Sheriff Boudreaux and the rest of us at the Sheriff's Office want to make sure you’re prepared with a plan to make Halloween FUN and SAFE. As a helpful reminder, our amazing graphic designer created a Halloween Coloring Book for YOUR kids! On the days leading up to Halloween, we will be passing out the coloring books, that include trick or treating safety tips, at various Tulare County events. They're also available to pick-up at TCSO Headquarters, 833 S. Akers, Visalia. In the meantime, we're sharing pages of the book right here on our Facebook page. We shared the first last week. Here's another! You can get a head start by printing them out and letting your little one take it from there!