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/



Cortez speaks out against deputies transgressions

OPINION by JOE CORTEZ The video blog released by KCCN.TV depicting the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department activities is extremely disturbing. To be fair, it should be noted that the posted video contains excerpts of a real event interspersed with... (Continue reading)

Deputies transgressions caught on videotape

Which has the most weight in a court of law — the testimony of a law enforcement official, or that of an average, law-abiding citizen? A rare opportunity to see, and hear, how some San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s deputies... (Continue reading)

Undersheriff blood-alcohol content was 0.086

The San Luis Obispo County undersheriff recently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence had a preliminary blood-alcohol content of 0.086. [Tribune] The legal limit for driving in California is 0.08. According to the Atascadero Police report, Steve Bolts... (Continue reading)

Prostitution investigation leads to human trafficking charges

A man who allegedly forced an 18-year-old girl to engage in prostitution has been charged with human trafficking and pandering, according to Santa Barbara Police Lt. Paul McCaffrey. On June 25, a Nebraska woman called Santa Barbara Police to report... (Continue reading)

Who will be the new county sheriff?

An impressive primary performance by Ian Parkinson underscores the challenge facing runner-up Joe Cortez as the two face off in the general election to decide who will be the next San Luis Obispo County Sheriff. [Tribune] Parkinson, a San Luis... (Continue reading)

Couple detained over questions about kidnapping and prostitution

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating allegations of kidnapping and prostitution involving a teenage girl from Santa Barbara. Deputies pulled over a white Cadillac on Highway 1 in Morro Bay Friday afternoon and questioned two women and one... (Continue reading)

Update: Details about Bolts DUI arrest

San Luis Obispo Undersheriff Steve Bolts is currently on vacation without pay and his DUI arrest Saturday night is scheduled to be the subject of an internal investigation by the Sheriff’s department [Tribune] Two Atascadero police officers responded to an... (Continue reading)

Undersheriff arrested for DUI, but not jailed

Atascadero Police arrested San Luis Obispo Under Sheriff Steve Bolts for driving under the influence on El Camino Real near Del Rio Road on Saturday night at 8:30 p.m., according to the police log. Bolts, 56, was booked at the Atascadero... (Continue reading)

Injured sheriff’s deputy released from hospital

The sheriff’s deputy injured in the Friday night arrest of  a Salinas parolee was expected to be released from the hospital sometime Monday. Department spokesman Rob Bryn said that Deputy Nate Paul, an eight-year veteran, was scheduled to be released... (Continue reading)

Sheriff spokesperson seeing red

With two weeks to go, the six-candidate race for sheriff in San Luis Obispo County is getting testy with the communication spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department calling the supporters of one candidate, Joe Cortez, “commies” or communists. Rob Bryn, who is... (Continue reading)