New from Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series is San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department. In over 200 vintage photographs, local author Gary L. Hoving has amassed a collection of antique law enforcement badges, artifacts, and photographs of days gone by. He has also inherited the extensive collection of Undersheriff Albert Call, all of which is generously shared in these pages.
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.
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