Effective 6/19/2020, the following services are now being made available for "in person" contact at the Sheriff's Office:

  • All civil processes, except evictions and real property levies.
  • Report requests for the public are available via phone or at the records counter.
  • All CCW- initials requests, renewals and modifications will be online through Permitium, available on the Sheriff's Webpage.
    • CCW applicants will be contacted to schedule "in person" appointments.
    • Renewals/modifications will be processed and contacted with a time to pick up CCW.
  • Vehicle release requests will be handled at the records counter, as needed.
  • Registrants- these will be handled by "walk in" or by phone interview.
  • Live scan services are available to the public by appointment only. Services will be scheduled in one hour time slots to allow for proper cleaning procedures. Appointments to the general public are available on Tuesdays from 8-11AM and on Thursdays 1-4PM
  • In Person visiting is suspended once again at the Sutter County Jail in compliance with recommendations from the Board of State and Community Corrections. The public will be updated of additional changes as information becomes available.

Background Investigations

Background Investigation Because of the nature of law enforcement and the need for absolute public trust, all individuals seeking employment with the Sheriff's Office are required to have integrity, honesty, sound judgment and good moral character as well as other desirable traits.

Upon completion of the testing process, applicants are subject to an intensive investigation into their personal and legal history. Inquires are made through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, California Bureau of Information and Identification, Department of Motor Vehicles, law enforcement agencies, and the United States Military records if applicable. A credit history is also conducted to help determine the candidate’s reliability and integrity.

Each applicant is assigned an investigator who prepares an extensive report which is ultimately approved by the Sheriff.

Once the background investigation is approved, the applicant must pass medical and psychological examinations prior to officially being offered a firm job offer and starting their career with our office.

Know That Ethical Decisions Equal Integrity