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Rural Crime Task Force

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The Rural Crime Task Force, commonly known as the "Ag Unit" of the Sheriff's Office, is an investigation unit consisting of three Detectives.

This unit's sole responsibility is to investigate any property crime against a farmer, rancher, agricultural-related business or industry which takes place in the unincorporated rural areas of Kings County, and impacts the victim's commercial production, distribution, or economic livelihood derived from agricultural products, livestock, petroleum, chemicals, farm implements and equipment.

We work closely with Rural Crime Task Force members from neighboring county Sheriff's Departments, with the goal of prevention and detection of agricultural crimes, along with apprehension of offenders. We maintain close contact with our local farmers as well, and keep them informed through crime prevention presentations and publications.

Kings County Ag Crimes Unit

P.O Box 986 Hanford, CA 93232
Office number: (559) 584-1431

If you are calling to report a crime please call: 
(559) 584-9276 or 911 for emergency


The Rural Crime Task Force investigators can be reached at the following numbers:

Kings County -Main Telephone               559-584-1431

Detective Rod Shulman                            ext. 4842

Detective Carlos Santos                           ext. 4617
Detective Ben Moore                                 ext. 4643