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.

Patrol Section

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Welcome to the Sutter County Sheriff's Office Patrol Section page. The Patrol Section has the responsibility for providing law enforcement services to a county with approximately 608 square miles. There are two incorporated cities: City of Yuba City and the City of Live Oak. The City of Yuba City has its own police force. The City of Live Oak contracts with the Sutter County Sheriff's Office for all its law enforcement services. Additionally, the Sheriff's Office is charged with patrolling approximately 187 miles of navigable waterways in the county.

The Patrol Section has a total of 44 deputies: 35 deputies, 6 sergeants, 2 lieutenants and the division commander. Seven deputies, one sergeant and one lieutenant are assigned to patrol the City of Live Oak. Two deputies are assigned to the Boat Patrol along with a sergeant on a half time basis. In addition, 2 deputies are School Resource Officers.

Since January 1999, the Patrol Section has implemented the Community Oriented Policing Philosophy Program (COPPS), and the program continues to expand. We hope that you will find the patrol division pages informative.

Visit our career opportunities page to learn more about positions offered in the Patrol Section.

Section Resources

Patrol Forms

Contact Information

Captain Chad Niswonger
Sutter County Sheriff's Office
1077 Civic Center Boulevard
Yuba City, CA 95993

Phone: (530) 822-7307
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