The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors were notified on July 5th that Sheriff Steve Freitas will retire effective August 1, 2017.  The office of Sheriff-Coroner is a publicly elected position and Sheriff Freitas’ term was set to expire in December 2018.  Assistant Sheriff Rob Giordano will fulfil the duties of the Sheriff until an appointment is made by the Board of Supervisors.  The Board of Supervisors has the authority to temporarily fill the Sheriff-Coroner position for the remainder of the term of office per Government Code §25304.  An appointment will be made at a future Board meeting in open session.   A follow-up announcement will be distributed when a Board meeting date has been selected. 

Read  the official retirement statement from Sheriff Freitas.