Established in 1850, the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department has the responsibility of providing law enforcement services to a diverse area ranging from the communities in the Sierra Foothills to the valley. The Patrol Unit is headquartered in the main office in Marysville. Resident Deputies serve the foothills. There are substations located in Brownsville, District 10, Linda, Olivehurst and Plumas Lake.
Patrol personnel are the first to respond to emergencies and other calls for service. Patrol staff is responsible for enforcing state and local laws within the unincorporated areas of Yuba County. The department provides 24-hour a day service to more than 55,000 residents. As Yuba County continues to grow, our goal is to match that growth within the Sheriff’s Department to maintain the level of service citizens expect and deserve.
Every new Deputy Sheriff must complete 664 hours of law enforcement Basic Academy training before joining the patrol force. They are then assigned to a Field Training Program consisting of 16 weeks. New Deputies are assigned to training officers who provide practical experience and training in all phases of patrol work. Deputies are only cleared to patrol solo once they have successfully completed this training.
The Reserve Officer Program augments the Patrol Unit. Sheriff’s Reserves are citizens who have interest in serving their community by assisting with law enforcement activities. After extensive training, they are used to supplement full-time staff. The reserve program offers the Department a cost effective method to enhance patrol capabilities and reduce overtime requirements.
The Sheriff’s Cadet Program was established by the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department to encourage and foster standards of professionalism in law enforcement for young adults interested in careers in criminal justice. This program offers the cadets interaction with positive role models, insight into how the Department operates, and an understanding of how the Department serves the public. Cadets are required to volunteer at least 16 hours per month, but often devote more time. Cadets assist in a variety of ways, but primarily ride alongside Patrol Deputies to see how law enforcement works firsthand.