To protect the health and safety of our community and staff, many Sutter County offices will be closed to the public starting March 20, 2020 until further notice.

Sutter County Sheriff

Sheriff Brandon Barnes
Sheriff Brandon Barnes

Sheriff Brandon Barnes is a California native having grown up in Lincoln California. Sheriff Barnes joined the Napa Valley Police Academy in 1994 and began his law enforcement career with the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department in 1995. As a long time, Sutter County resident, Sheriff Barnes ran for the Office of Sheriff in Sutter County and took office in January of this year. Sheriff Barnes is a graduate of the F.B.I National Academy as well as the P.O.S.T. Command College leadership program. Sheriff Barnes is a graduate of Union Institute with a degree in Police Administration.

Sheriff Barnes has worked a wide variety of assignments during his career, including being a Field Training Officer, detective, SWAT Commander, Chief of Investigations, Lieutenant in charge of Patrol Operations and Jail Commander.

Sheriff Barnes and his wife Jennifer make their home in Live Oak and share four children, ages 16 to 25 years old. Sheriff Barnes enjoys being a volleyball dad and spends his spare time enjoying outdoor activities. Sheriff Barnes is a member of Kiwanis as well as the Agents of Change, both non-profit organizations that work to help the youth of our community.

Contact Information

Sheriff Brandon Barnes
Sutter County Sheriff's Office
1077 Civic Center Boulevard
Yuba City, CA 95993

Phone: (530) 822-7300
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