Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office’


San Luis Obispo County Sheriff – Coroner About Us
Formed in 1850, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is the oldest and largest law enforcement agency in the county, with enforcement covering over 3,200 square miles. In addition to being the primary law enforcement agency for San Luis Obispo County, the Sheriff is responsible for coroner services, the county jail which houses over 500 inmates, the civil division, and special investigations units like the Gang Task Force, Special Problems Unit, Narcotics Unit, Records and Warrants, Sheriff & EMS dispatch facility, Search and Rescue, the Posse Unit, Aero Squadron and Dive Team.

The Mission of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is to protect all life and property and to provide service, security, and safety to the community, as directed by law and moral responsibility.
http://www.slosheriff.org/



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Is Sheriff Hedges missing in action?

Is San Luis Obispo County Sheriff-Coroner Pat Hedges actively running the sheriff's department, or is he allowing a temporary employee to cover his repeated absences? Following the retirement of Undersheriff Steve Bolts on Jan. 1, Hedges declined to hire a permanent... (Continue reading)

Top two sheriff officials double and triple dipping

Though highly unusual, the methods San Luis Obispo County’s two top sheriff officials have adopted to double and even triple their incomes are entirely legal. In an interesting twist, San Luis Obispo County Under Sheriff Steve Bolts is taking home between... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles couple arrested

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a Paso Robles couple on charges relating to domestic violence and firearms possession. Deputies responded just before noon on Sunday to a domestic violence call in the 3000 block of Nacimiento Lake Drive in... (Continue reading)

Sheriff’s destruction of medical marijuana leads to lawsuit

A Los Osos woman filed a lawsuit seeking $36,000 to replace six pounds of medical marijuana the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department seized from her home and then destroyed. Before 1988, Kimberly Marshall worked in the foreclosure industry. Her life changed... (Continue reading)

Sheriff deputy accused of shaking down Roman Catholic priest

A San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s deputy has filed a civil claim seeking an unspecified amount of money against a Roman Catholic priest whom he said emotionally traumatized him during an undercover sting operation. Claiming personal injuries, Sheriff's Deputy John Franklin filed... (Continue reading)

Superintendent under investigation for inappropriate relationship with student

San Miguel Joint Union School District board officials have hired an investigator to look into allegations that 55-year-old Supt. Dean Smith had an inappropriate relationship with a former student. “The school board is concerned and they are investigating, but we are... (Continue reading)

Sheriff candidate allegedly cheated on test

By KAREN VELIE Former police officers have charged that sheriff candidate Ian Parkinson’s brother provided him the answers to sergeant promotion essay questions in 2001. Police officers, vying for one open sergeant position, answered three essay questions designed to test their writing... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man suspected of beastiality, producing child porn

By KAREN VELIE A multi-agency task force is investigating a subcontractor with the California Men’s Colony after discovering videos of the man having sexual relations with both a child and his dog, sources said. Suspecting the 49-year-old plumber of marijuana, narcotics, and... (Continue reading)

Grand Jury wants fix of sheriff’s evidence lockers

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Property room policies and procedures followed by sheriff’s deputies are “lax” in some instances, and the 2008-09 San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury has recommended updates and monitoring of those facilities. CalCoastNews reported in December 2008 that problems existed... (Continue reading)

Unequal justice favors sheriff in domestic fight

By KAREN VELIE Laws written to protect domestic abuse victims were apparently sidestepped by officials of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department in an attempt to protect the county’s top cop, Sheriff Pat Hedges. Hedges' wife, Sandy Oneal-Hedges, called a 911... (Continue reading)



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