About Us

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office is divided into three major bureaus; Administrative and Support Services, Detention Services, and Field Services in addition to operating the countywide Major Crime Task Force. The responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office Bureaus include maintaining the county jail, providing security to the Superior Court, operating a countywide communications division, operating a documentary services division consisting of records, warrants, civil units, and more.

Marin County, which is located immediately North of the Golden Gate bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area is the gateway to the North Bay. Much of Marin’s 521 square miles is unincorporated and therefore the crime prevention and law enforcement responsibility of the Marin County Sheriff.

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office is committed to partnering with our communities to provide leadership and excellence in public safety

Sworn Deputies
Other Law Enforcement Professionals

The services we provide and how we provide them is critical to the success of our mission. It is important that we work closely with the community and other service organizations in identifying and solving the problems facing us. We can say confidently that the Marin County Sheriff’s Office is committed to quality service through our Community Policing Programs.

It is important, as we charge into the twenty-first century, that we are careful to measure community needs and help create and support successful solutions with the smallest degree of intrusiveness necessary. It is, however, our belief that we can work together in order to deter crimes in our community, especially the troublesome ones, such as domestic violence and hate crimes. It is through the consistent practice of honest communication and interaction with the community that our partnership will be effective.


Sheriff Jamie Scardina
Marin County Sheriff's Office