Proven Leadership.

Service. Loyalty. Determination.

These are the qualities that define Sheriff Jeff Dirkse.

In June of 2018 I was honored with winning election as Stanislaus County’s Sheriff. In the campaign, I pledged that public safety in the county would be my highest priority, and that our homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools would be kept safe.

I have kept that promise.

At the Sheriff’s Department, we have 23 more deputies on the force today than when I took office. We have also seen real reductions in both violent crime and property crime in the county. Cameras on deputies both protect them and help keep trust in our communities. In 2018, our deputies did not wear cameras. Today they do.

The last two years have seen many unanticipated challenges. Throughout this time our department has performed with exceptional professionalism and competence. We have kept our commitment to transparency and accountability.

In June of 2022 I will be on the ballot again, seeking reelection as our county sheriff. I respectfully request your support and endorsement of my candidacy.

Please call me at 209-277-6414 if you have any questions or comments and visit to endorse my candidacy.

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  • “Jeff has all the qualifications, great character and leadership abilities that it takes to lead the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department. Jeff and his wonderful family are longtime residents of our county. Their family values are the same values we should all have, which is a safe and prosperous community to raise your family in.”

    Ron Fair, Manager, Clark Pest Control Stanislaus County

  • “I believe in Jeff’s vision for law enforcement in Stanislaus County. I respect his leadership style, his willingness to listen to others and his professional integrity. I believe he will make an excellent sheriff.”

    Vito Chiesa, Stanislaus County Supervisor

  • “Jeff’s life trajectory has given him the education and experience he needs to lead our Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department. Jeff’s experience in military leadership taught him the importance of respect for his team, his country and how to lead by example. Jeff is a lifelong resident of Stanislaus County and is passionate about creating a safer place for today’s residents and tomorrow’s generations!”

    Judy Kindle, CEO, Sierra Vista Child and Family services

  • “I support Jeff Dirkse because to him this is not a job nor a career, it’s about serving this community with passion, dignity and fiscal responsibility. And has respect for all citizens in and out of Stanislaus County.”

    Jeremiah Williams, Stanislaus County Fair Director

  • “Jeff was one of the BEST Rural Crime Detectives we have ever had … and he worked solo. Stanislaus County agriculture was very appreciative. He understood the problem and did his best to solve it. Not much more we can ask as a community.”

    Tom Orvis, Farmer

  • “Jeff Dirkse is the future leadership needed for the Sheriff’s Department. His history places him in a very unique position to lead with vision and skill. I encourage all to support and vote Jeff Dirkse for our sheriff.”

    Thom Crowder, former Hughson Mayor

  • “Having known Jeff and his family for more than 35 years, I can think of no one better qualified or more suitable to serve as Stanislaus County’s next sheriff. Jeff is a leader. As an Army Ranger, Jeff served his country in Iraq and earned the Bronze Star for leadership, and he has been steadily promoted to positions of leadership in the sheriff’s ranks — including his current role as police chief of Patterson. With admirable poise and comfort, Jeff interacts well with children, the elderly and everyone in between. He is smart, diligent, ethical and tenacious. Jeff Dirkse is an asset to our community — and I trust he will serve Stanislaus County honorably.”

    Michael Ireland, CEO, Winton-Ireland, Strom & Green