Kings County Sheriff's Office
Reporting a Crime: (559) 852-2720
Jail and Inmate information: (559) 584-1431 ext 2812 or 4103
PO Box 1699 Hanford, CA 93230
Civil Process: (559) 852-2888
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sheriff's Office is closing public lobbies and limiting public access.
Some services will still be available, signs will be posted outside of the public lobbies and we encourage calling ahead to see if an appointment is available or if your need can be handled over the phone or electronically.
Video visitation for inmate visiting is available in the jail lobby, we encourage the public to use the remote visitation serves available if they are able to.
Live scan services will be available on a priority basis. Appointments will be made available for essential service needs, such as Medical and Public Safety staff. If you would like to set up an appointment for Live Scan, please call 559-852-2790.
Contact phone numbers for other services:
Records Department: 559-852-2809
Civil Department: 559-852-2888
Animal Services: 559-852-2525
(see the Animal Services page for more information)
Any other inquiries: 559-852-2790
The Kings County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to providing the finest quality law enforcement and correctional services. To ensure a tranquil quality of life, we stand unified, determined to protect and safeguard human rights. We shall provide top quality, responsive, efficient law enforcement services. This commitment of excellence is a sacred trust.
Working in partnership with our communities is our mission. Together, we cannot fail.
We have ethics, honesty, and integrity in both our professional and personal lives. Ethics are the foundation upon which our organization is built. We are a service organization that values professionalism, civility, and innovation, delivered with a positive attitude.
We value respect; honoring the rights and dignity of each person we are called upon to serve. We value the citizens we serve. It is the public's perception of the quality of our service that is the defining criteria.
A program designed to track and be notified of the custody status of offenders
To search for offenders in jail and register for notifications on custody updates, select the VINE link above or on the left menu.
County service offers added protection for crime victims, public Kings County residents now have fast access to custody information on offenders throughout Kings County. An automated service citizens can access, 24-hours-a-day either by telephone or the Internet, VINE is available in English and Spanish.
People calling 1(800) 491-0689 are asked to provide an offender’s name or booking number. After the system has provided the relevant custody information, it asks the caller if they would like to register to be automatically notified when the offender is released or transferred. All registrations are confidential. Those choosing to register provide a phone number, and a four-digit personal identification number (PIN), which they will later use to confirm they received a notification call that an offender was released or transferred.
Live operator assistance is available round-the-clock for callers who have questions or require additional help. Citizens can also go on line at www.vinelink.com to locate and register.
VINE is a nationwide service used in more than 40 states. Some of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, such as New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington, D.C., are also involved in this program.
The concept of Community Oriented Policing is not just something printed on a letterhead. It is a concept we adopt as a policing philosophy. Community Policing is not just a temporary "program" but a way of doing day to day business...read more.
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