Why I’m Running

After serving our community for more than 23 years, I have been a part of almost every level of the Sheriff’s Office. My work as a homicide detective and as a sexual assault investigator introduced me to some of the most horrific crimes imaginable. I know the direct impact our deputies make in getting justice and protecting victims and their families.

I know what it takes to keep our community safe.

The Sheriff’s Office under my leadership will always operate with the priority to keep every resident of this community safe regardless of culture, background or economic status. We have to protect our schools, our neighborhoods, our businesses and every other aspect of this community to the best of our ability and while spending our tax dollars efficiently with accountability to the voters.

I have a bold vision for this department that will allow us to adapt to changing needs while always working with the community on the common goal of public safety.

Counties across California are experiencing significant increases in gang activity, violent crime, homicides and crimes against children. This has to stop. I have the experience and proven ability to lead our Sheriff’s Office into the future with one overreaching goal – to make Sacramento County safe.

– Undersheriff Jim Barnes