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Sheriff's Office
Megans LawMission Statement
The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keeping peace and order while protecting lives and property. We promote positive partnerships with the public we serve, our employees, Missing and Exploited Childrenand other agencies. We demonstrate professionalism and leadership through our actions. We remain courageous in the face of danger or adversity. We are supportive and loyal to our shared community and to each other. We are proud of our office.

 Value Statement                                    
These values represent our highest priorities as members of the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office. We commit to hiring, promoting, and recognizing those individuals whose outlook and actions encompass these values:CitizenRims_thumb.png
  • Leadership that inspires trust, confidence, and teamwork               
  • Willingness to accept and adapt to change                   
  • Honor, integrity, and accountability    
  • Open communication                                                 
  • Spirit of professionalism and cooperation                                   VINELink       
  • Continuous personal self evaluation, development, and improvement
Vision Statement
While we preserve the foundation of our cultural and historic past, our continued success depends on a shared vision of tomorrow. The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office is a dynamic and proactive organization devoted to service excellence. We value the diversity of input from our communities, each employee and each volunteer. We demand of ourselves cooperation and respect between divisions, units and individual members. Through a process of continuous improvement and adaptation, we will achieve a successful future enhanced by technology, education and training.

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James W. Mele
James W. Mele
Sheriff / Coroner

28 N. Lower Sunset Drive
Sonora, CA  95370

Ph: 209-533-5855
Fx: 209-533-5831
Administration Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ph: 209-533-5815
Dispatch Hours