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Los Santos County Sheriff's Department

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County of Los Santos Sheriff's Department




Badge of the LSSD's sheriff



Common name

Los Santos County Sheriff's Department




"A Tradition of Service"

Jurisdictional structure

Operations jurisdiction

Los Santos County, San Andreas, United States

General nature

Local civilian police




The Los Santos County Sheriff's Department (LSSD), officially the County of Los Santos Sheriff's Department, is a police force serving Los Santos County, San Andreas. LSSD is the largest sheriff's department in the United States and the fourth largest local police agency in the United States, following the Liberty City Police Department (LCPD), the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the Los Santos municipal Police Department (LSPD). LSSD has approximately 18,000 employees, 9,915 sworn deputies and 9,244 unsworn members.


The department's three main responsibilities are to provide municipal police services within Los Santos County, courthouse security for the Superior Court of Los Santos County, and housing and transportation services of inmates within the county jail system. The LSSD provides municipal police services to the unincorporated communities and 42 of the 88 cities within Los Santos County.


In addition to its primary responsibilities, LSSD contracts with the Los Santos Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Metrolink, provides law enforcement services to ten community colleges, and patrols county parks, golf courses, special event venues, lakes, hospitals, and county facilities. LSSD provides services, such as crime laboratories, homicide investigations, and academy training, to smaller law enforcement agencies within the county and across the State of San Andreas.


The Los Santos County Sheriff's Department was established in 1850 shortly after the Mexican-American War. After the founding of the independent San Andreas Republic and the voluntary annexation by the United States, law enforcement was subsumed under the Los Santos Rangers (which became the Los Santos Police Department) and the Los Santos Sheriff.


In the early 1900s, the Sheriff's Department officially became an actual institution of permanent individuals rather than the Sheriff and his posse. It was not until 1930 when deputies formally adopted uniforms and jails were administered by the Sheriff's Department. During the 1930s, the Sheriff's Department assisted the Los Santos Police Department in the "red squad" era, notably attacking the Socialist Party of America and breaking up union-organized events.


In 1947, the Sheriff's Department hired the first female Deputy Sheriff within the nation. The 1950s to the 1970s saw the most turbulent era of operation within the Sheriff's Department, especially during the infamous 1961 Davis Race Riots. The Sheriff's Department assisted the LSPD in quelling the large-scale civil unrest, but it was one of the most massive events of the era up until the 1992 Jim Queen riots.


Former Sheriff Peter "Pico" Collins headed the department from 2009 until his downfall in 2017. During Collins' reign corruption was rampant and close-knit deputy gangs were prominent. Within the ranks of the county's finest were individuals keen to oppress less fortunate individuals in the county jail system and rural towns. Following whistle-blower tips, an ACLU lawsuit brought down the Sheriff after the FBI took interest as part of their public corruption mandate. Pico and his Undersheriff were both sentenced to federal prison.


Following a brief hiatus mandated by the Federal Department of Justice, Patrick Machado won the seat as Los Santos County Sheriff after a special election was held. Almost immediately after swearing into office, Sheriff Machado ordered the re-opening of the Twin Towers Los Santos County Jail to massively aid the growing overcrowding issue of the region's detention facilities.


Throughout the existence of the Davis Sheriff's Station, a multitude of controversies sprouted under the tenure of Sheriff Joseph Cline and Captain Damian Suarez. A variety of brutality, fraud, and deputy gang scandals tarnished the name of the sheriff's station, resulting in demonstrations occurring right outside the facility. One of which being the Davis City Council accusing the Department's executives of conning the City of Davis for contract hours, fabricating statistics about said hours being fulfilled.


As a result of the riots on the 30th of July, 2022, a deputy at the Davis Sheriff's Station stepped forward to speak out about the alleged brutality claims found at the patrol station on the aforementioned date. Deputy Sarah Ostrowski went on a local news network, whistleblowing the fact that the station was institutionally corrupt, and permeated by violent deputy gangs. What stands out from this complaint is that it was all done by a deputy who worked at the station for over half a decade.


Contract law enforcement

The LSSD has entered into contracts with the numerous cities to serve as their police department/law enforcement agency.


The Davis Police Department served the City of Davis and its unincorporated areas from 1906 up until the 14th of May, 1998. The Davis Police Department was disbanded by the Davis City Council as a result of the skyrocketing homicide rates that were left unattended paired with the significant controversies with local communities, multiple police brutality claims, and scandals involving the Department's executives.


The premises of the old Davis Police Station was subsequently converted into a youth activities center in an attempt to combat the elevated homicide count conducted by minors. This center was in use prior to it shutting down in early 2000 due to the lack of funding for the program.


Shortly thereafter on the 17th of September, 2000, the Davis City Council contracted with the Los Santos County Sheriff's Department to become the main municipal law enforcement agency for the City of Davis. The whopping 22 million dollars per annum paid by the City of Davis to the LS County Sheriff's is utilized in providing a variety of specialized teams and highly trained patrol deputies to serve Davis and its unincorporated areas.


The Paleto Bay Sheriff's Station has been in use since 1958 when it was first founded to provide law enforcement services to the Los Santos County. Along with its substation in Sandy Shores, the station provides law enforcement services to a vast geographical area, including but not limited to: Paleto Bay, Mount Chiliad, Mount Gordo, Grapeseed, Raton Canyon, Sandy Shores, Grand Senora Desert, Harmony, Tongva Hills, Banham Canyon, North Chumash, Pacific Bluffs, Vinewood Hills, Richman, Del Perro, Rockford Hills, Vespucci, Little Seoul, Downtown LS, and Vinewood.


Rank structure

Title Insignia
5 Gold Stars.svg
4 Gold Stars.svg
Assistant Sheriff
3 Gold Stars.svg
Division Chief
2 Gold Stars.svg
Area Commander
1 Gold Star.svg
Captain insignia gold.svg
U.S. police sergeant rank (black and yellow).svg
Deputy Sheriff (Master FTO)
Deputy Sheriff Bonus I, Bonus II
U.S. police corporal rank (black and yellow).svg
Deputy Sheriff  
Deputy Sheriff Trainee (Non-sworn)  



The Los Santos County Sheriff's Department is a faction based off of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, that seeks to emulate the often-overlooked facets of American Law Enforcement. The primary emphasis in membership with this faction is character development through realistic roleplay & portrayal, with a high standard to ensure quality retention.

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