History / Traditions

Mission
The Office of the Sheriff exists to serve the community. The protection of people and their property is our primary responsibility. Honor, courage, commitment, leadership and teamwork shall be the core values employed as we serve the citizens of Contra Costa County.

Vision
In an unpredictable and constantly changing world, where communities and families expect safety and security, we must continually strive to be the State’s premier Law Enforcement Agency recognized for our responsiveness and integrity.
  • Exhibit dynamic leadership, pride and competence
  • Attract and develop the State’s finest professionals
  • Committed to multidimensional police services and sincere community partnerships
  • Tailored to maintain a decisive advantage over the criminal element