Despite county budget constraints that have reduced the number of Deputy Sheriffs serving our communities, and state-mandated criminal justice changes that have resulted in the release of hundreds of felons from state prisons, Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff has maintained the safety and security of county residents, reducing the County’s violent crime rate by 8.8% in 2017.

Meet Sheriff Stan Sniff

The Riverside County Sheriff ’s Department is the third largest in California, with 3,600 full-time staff and over 1,600 volunteers.

As Sheriff, Sniff oversees countywide patrol operations, jail operations, court security, coroner investigations, and manages an annual operating budget of nearly 700 million dollars.

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Deep Riverside Roots
Sheriff Sniff has over four decades of law enforcement experience and is the eldest grandson of one of the pioneering date and citrus families of the Coachella Valley. He grew up in the Indio area.
Duty to Country
A retired colonel in the Army Reserve, Stanley Sniff was commissioned as an Armor officer out of the OCS program in 1973 at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA.
Community Knowledge and Experience
Sheriff Sniff joined the Coachella Police Department in 1975 after graduation from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Academy and then transferred to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1979, initially assigned to the Indio Station, serving across the Coachella Valley.
Trusted County Leader
He has served as Sheriff since 2007, was elected in 2010 and then again in 2014 to a second full 4-year term.

Prioritizing Safety

Sheriff Sniff oversaw a drop in crime rate across Riverside County last year.

Safeguarding Taxpayer

Quality Sheriff deputies and less bureaucracy.


Working with all county agencies to protect citizens.


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Banning Police Chief (Ret) John Horton endorses Sheriff Stan Sniff's Re-election


Supervisor Marion Ashley Endorses Sheriff Sniff’s Re-election

During the recent Riverside County Budget hearings that started on June 11th, 5th District Supervisor Marion Ashley specifically commended Sheriff Stan Sniff, on the record, for his exceptional fiscal management during the past few years of tough county fiscal challenges, as well as throughout the Sheriff’s tenure in meeting budget targets each year. The Sheriff was cited for running one of the biggest departments, and for having a close partnership with the County and kept its budget within the guidelines set forth by the Board of Supervisors.


Lieutenant General Herbert “Herb” R. Temple, US Army (Ret) Endorses Sheriff Sniff’s Re-election Campaign


Unlike last year, Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff is happy with the county budget

A year ago, Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff warned that the county’s proposed budget left him $50 million short of what was needed to adequately protect the public. It was a different story this week. Sniff says the budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 is “the best” he’s seen in recent years. And while there’s an $8 million gap between what Sniff requested and what he’s getting, it’s not insurmountable, he said.


Riverside County approves next year's budget and Sheriff Sniff is 'happy as a clam'

Unlike in prior years, when Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff fiercely protested the county’s public safety budget, he said he’s feeling “happy as a clam,” after the Board of Supervisors approved most of what he requested in this year's budget.


USDOJ Praises Riverside Sheriff’s Department for Tribal Best Practices

On April 16 & 17 of this year, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department announced it had hosted a peer exchange program sponsored and coordinated by the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) Office of Justice Programs, to assist the Rapid City Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Department from South Dakota.


Sheriff Sniff Promotes Edward Delgado to Correctional Captain

On April 9, 2018, Sheriff Stan Sniff promoted Correctional Lieutenant Edward Delgado to the rank of Correctional Captain for Riverside County. Correctional Captain Delgado will command the 1,100 inmate bed Cois M. Byrd Detention Center following the appointment of Correctional Captain Misha Graves to Correctional Chief Deputy.


Sheriff Appoints New Corrections Executive

Sheriff Stan Sniff appointed Correctional Captain Misha Graves to the rank of Correctional Chief Deputy on April 9, 2018, in Riverside. She fills a vacancy created by an earlier executive retirement. Correctional Chief Misha Graves has 21 years of correctional experience. She joined the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1997. She began her career as a Correctional Deputy working a variety of assignments while assigned to the Robert Presley Detention Center (RPDC).


Sheriff Leads Off New Deputy Training

Sheriff Leads Off New Deputy Training - Sheriff Stan Sniff traveled to the Ben Clark Training Center (BCTC) in Riverside early Friday morning, March 23rd, on the first day of our 6-day new employee sworn orientation for our 14 graduates of the prior evening's Basic Class #203, plus our other recently sworn in pre-service deputies, and their family members.


Sheriff Visits RSO Teams at B2V 2018 Start

Sheriff Visits RSO Teams at B2V 2018 Start - Sheriff Stan Sniff traveled to Baker, CA to send off our RSO teams competing in the 2018 Baker To Vegas (B2V) Challenge Cup (law enforcement marathon relay race) from their staging/briefing command post, Saturday morning, March 17th.

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