Sheriff-Coroner Services


Alternative Sentencing

The County of San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office Alternative Sentencing Unit (ASU) offers a Home Detention Program (HDP) for inmates who are sentenced to twenty (20) days or more up to 364 days in the County Jail, and an Alternative Work Program (AWP) for inmates sentenced to twenty (20) days or less. 

You can find more information about the Alternative Sentencing Program on the County Sheriff's Office website.

Crime Mapping

The County of San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office provides Crime Mapping services. 

Crime Prevention and Public Information

The Crime Prevention Unit and the Public Information Unit of the County of San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office provides the general public with up-to-date information to reduce their probability of becoming the victim of a crime. 

Crime Stoppers

The County Sheriff's Crime Stoppers service is a countywide, non-profit, community program that unites the public, the media and law enforcement in the fight against crime. Crime Stoppers offers anonymity and cash rewards to citizens who furnish information leading to the arrest and indictment of felony crime offenders. 

Emergency Information

The County of San Luis Obispo (SLO) Sheriff's Office provides emergency information for the SLO County community.

Explorer Program

The County of San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office provides young men and women, 14-21 years of age, the opportunity to experience law enforcement first-hand through the Sheriff's Explorer program. Explorers can determine the extent of their interest in a law enforcement career as they are trained in many areas of the field including: building searches, weapons training, weaponless defense techniques, CPR/First Aid, and many more activities. 

G.R.E.A.T (Gang Resistance Education and Training)

The Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T) Program is a national gang and violence prevention program built around school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curricula. G.R.E.A.T is designed to prevent delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership for children. The program is focused on preventing bullying, respecting others, making good life choices, conflict resolution, anger recognition and management. 

Internet Safety for Students and Parents

Internet Safety presentations are offered by the County of San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office to inform students and parents about cyber-bullying, Internet Safety, and texting/cell phone safety. In this presentation, you will learn about the potential risks for students and how parents can inform and protect their children with proper knowledge of security and privacy settings. 

Jail-Related Frequently Asked Questions

For frequently asked questions and more information about the County of San Luis Obispo Jail, visit the County Sheriff's Office Jail FAQ Website. 

Make a Report

You can make a report online for the following types of incidents:

  • Harassing phone calls
  • Lost property
  • Suspicious circumstances
  • Petty theft
  • Bicycle theft 
  • Vandalism
  • Graffiti 

Megan's Law

Megan's Law provides the public with information on individuals who have been previously convicted of committing sex crimes and are required to register their whereabouts with local law enforcement. 

Neighborhood Watch Interactive

The Neighborhood Watch Interactive program from the County of San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office allows for a neighborhood watch program in any unincorporated area of San Luis Obispo County from the comfort of one's living room.

Press Releases

The County of San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office provides a direct link to our current and archived press releases for the media and public to view at any time. You can find out more information and view current and past press releases by visiting the County Sheriff's Press Release website. 

Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver relies on proven technology and a specially trained search and rescue team. Clients that are enrolled in the Project Lifesaver program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal. When caregivers notify the local Project Lifesaver agency that a person is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the wanderer's area and starts searching with the mobile locator tracking system. 

Reverse 911

The County of San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office dispatch facility has the capacity to inform the public directly by sending a phone message to each land-line phone in the San Luis Obispo County to inform persons of evacuation orders, missing persons, Amber Alerts, etc.

To receive these notifications on your cell phone, please register your number with Reverse 911.

Sheriff's Citizen Academy

The County of San Luis Obispo (SLO) Sheriff's Office offers the Sheriff's Citizen Academy to the SLO County Community. The Citizen Academy will provide community members with an inside look at the Sheriff's Office and all facets of law enforcement.

Sheriff's Office Annual Reports

The County of San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Annual Report is comprised of all the units within the Sheriff's Office, and their past year's accomplishments.

Victim Programs

The County of San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office provides a list of Victim Programs offered throughout the San Luis Obispo County community.

Volunteer Programs

Learn about the many opportunities available to volunteer at the County of San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office.

Who's In Custody

The County of San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office supplies information regarding information about who is currently in custody of the San Luis Obispo Jail.