Since 1850, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department has proudly served the community as the chief law enforcement agency. The office of sheriff was originally created by the California Constitution to meet the public safety needs of each county. From horseback to gigabit, the sheriff and his deputies have responded to the needs of the citizens by providing the highest quality of protection. While the manner in which service is delivered has changed significantly since 1850, the quality of protection has remained high throughout history and is chronicled in this unique portrayal.
Author Bio: Author Gary L. Hoving has served as a peace officer for over 35 years. His successful career earned him the rank of chief deputy with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department. Additionally, he has been a student of history for many years, has served on several historically oriented programs, and is one of the founders of the California Law Enforcement Historical Society. The author has amassed a large collection of antique law enforcement badges, artifacts, and photographs. He has also inherited the extensive collection of Undersheriff Albert Call, all of which is generously shared in these pages.
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