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Los Santos County Sheriff's Department

Sheriff Richard Washington

Est. 1850

"A Tradition of Service"

Faction Introduction

(( 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 premier goal of the Los Santos County Sheriff's Department is to provide quality police and correctional roleplay.


The primary emphasis in membership with this faction is character development through realistic roleplay & portrayal, with a high standard to ensure quality retention. Further, it is imperative for one to understand that this faction seeks to improve the quality of the server's criminal justice atmosphere - by providing services directly related, or affiliated to items such as court services, civil process, warrants, detention & custody through the county jail, inmate services, and much more.


We hope to establish a long & productive partnership with all members of the GTAW roleplay community, and shall always strive to maintain a constant dialogue through the efforts of this faction. ))

Our History

The Los Santos 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.]


POL-OSS-FPK-Operation-1.jpgThe "frontier era" of Los Santos saw the worst era of organized crime in the county, as the gold rush brought a massive population explosion and crime. The Union Pacific Railroad Company brought another explosion, and it caused a string of 15 Sheriffs, several of which were killed in gunfights, to enter a veritable revolving door. Up until after the civil war, the Sheriff's Department consisted of the Sheriff and cronies as deputies.


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-knight 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.


Opera_Snapshot_2020-09-13_183731_fpk.homestead.com.pngIn August 2020, a massive public outcry demanded the resignation of Sheriff Machado following several days of demonstrations and riots after deputies were accused of racially motivated misconduct. Sheriff Machado stepped down from the position of Sheriff and was immediately replaced by acting Sheriff Richard Washington, the first African American Sheriff of Los Santos County. Following his swearing in as the interim Sheriff, Washington has promised to continue to root out corruption and misconduct in the Department, specifically targeting the rampant problem of "deputy gangs" who are allegedly involved in activities such as extortion, assaults, and extensive coverups of police misconduct.


Elections for the new Sheriff were held in September 2020 as planned before Sheriff Machado's resignation. Interim Sheriff Washington did not decide to run and instead urged his Undersheriff, Dale Kelly to run for office in his place. Dale Kelly was elected without any opposition and officially assumed the office at the 1st of October, 2020. After Kelly's promotion, Washington opted to stay around in his old position of Undersheriff.



History: Leadership


Sheriff Warren Hummel (1899-1901)
Sheriff Warren Black (1902-1906)
Sheriff Warren Hummel (1907-1914)
Sheriff Edward Clinton (1915-1921)
Sheriff Chip McClintock (1921-1932)
Sheriff Eugene Godek (1932-1958)
Sheriff Peter Pollard (1958-1982)
Sheriff Stuart Wood (1982-1998)
Sheriff Darrell Button (1998-2009)
Sheriff Peter "Pico" Collins (2009-2017)
Sheriff Patrick "Pat" Machado (2017-2020) (( @Bospy, led from November 2019 - August 2020 ))
Sheriff Richard "Rick" Washington (2020) (( @Jonesy, led from August 2020 - October 2020 ))

Sheriff Dale Kelly (2020) (( @lambchops, led from October 2020 - February 2021 ))

Sheriff Richard "Rick" Washington (2020) (( @Jonesy, led from February 2021 - Present ))

Services Provided

Ancillary to traditional American Counties, the Los Santos County Sheriff's Department operates a number of facets subordinate to Criminal Justice.



Operating from the Los Santos County Jail, or 'Twin Towers Correctional Facility', the Los Santos County Sheriff's Department provides detention services to the county & its' affiliated Criminal Justice entities. Both pretrial detainees & convicted persons are housed within the Los Santos County Jail.

Court Services

Subordinate to the Los Santos area Judicial Circuit, Deputies of the Sheriff's Department service the constituency of Los Santos County through criminal warrants, civil process & papers, transportation, and much more at the behest of the Courts.

Uniformed Patrol

Primarily servicing the unincorporated zones of Los Santos County, the Los Santos County Sheriff's Department operates a Uniformed Patrol component for the purposes of crime prevention & interdiction, preserving the peace, property, safety, and quality of life for citizens within the County.

Parole and Probation

The San Andreas Department of Corrections established a regional Parole Enforcement Task Force (PETF) together with the Los Santos County Sheriff's Department in an effort to reduce the risk to public safety from parolees who avoid supervision and seek to expand on the enforcement of parole within the state. Thus, assigned deputy sheriffs are considered parole liaison agents and shall exercise the authority of a parole agent within the State of San Andreas. The Parole Enforcement Task Force is responsible for protecting the community by enabling parole agents to have an active part in the local community’s public safety plans while providing a range of programs and services that offer state-supervised parolees the opportunity for change, encouraging and assisting them in their effort to reintegrate into the community.

Assigned personnel is committed to working with parolees and ensuring they are being referred to appropriate rehabilitation and transition programs that are currently available to help them find success and opportunities within their communities.



— Facilities

Twin Towers Correctional Facility

The Twin Towers Correctional Facility, also known as the Twin Towers Jail, is the primary facility for all individuals initially processed within Los Santos County. The facility is 1.5 million square feet and opened in 1997, making it one of the most modern facilities the Los Santos Sheriff's Department operates. After the North Los Santos Earthquake damaged the Halls of Justice, the project for a new county jail facility was started. Alongside the Men's Central Jail facility in downtown Los Santos, the facility ranked as one of the ten worst jails within the United States by national magazines. The jail is utterly overcrowded due to state-wide mandates for court reorganizations, with many state prisoners staying in the jail system for prolonged periods of time while awaiting trial, release, or processing. The jail functions both as a pre-trial facility and state prison, as many inmates abuse the courts to stay in jail rather than enter the SADCR institutions.


Paleto Bay Sheriff's Station

The Paleto Bay Sheriff's Station was founded in 1935 to provide more local policing services to the furthest reaches of Los Santos County. The station was originally designed to serve the fledgling community of Paleto Bay in the northwestern corner of Los Santos County. In 1973, the City of Paleto Bay incorporated and officially launched a contract law enforcement program with the Sheriff's Department. This provided more funding and staffing for the station. The station gained responsibility for the community of Chumash in 1990. Due to high crime rates in Chumash, the station sought funding to facilitate the establishment of a Detective Bureau, which fosters many of the Department's investigative services at the community's leisure, and a subsequent Special Enforcement Bureau platoon, which contains a Special Weapons Team, canine services and emergency services (medical and search and rescue).

In 2020, Field Operations restructures under Sheriff R. Washington sought to centralize the full services of a sheriff's station and its unincorporated areas it polices through law enforcement contracts. As a result, the Sheriff's Department transformed the Sandy Shores Station in a satellite outpost, and added the city and its unincorporated communities of Sandy Shores, Grapeseed and Harmony to the geographical responsibility of Paleto Bay Sheriff's Station. The station is one of the most resourceful patrol operations segment within the Sheriff's Department — all given centralization of specialized resources under one, accomplishing in its goal to provide full law enforcement services & auxiliary support to the City of Los Santos, alongside the Los Santos Police Department, and all unincorporated areas it serves.

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Thread updated: 23/MAR/2021
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Registration to participate in the inmate forums is open on the faction forum. If you're interested in roleplaying long-term sentences or as a prison gangmember, we'd love to hear your opinions.

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