Special Services to Captain - Field Services

Captain Rob Giordano

Captain Rob Giordano

Captain Rob Giordano started his law enforcement career with the Pittsburg Police Department in 1989. In 1996 he was employed as a Deputy Sheriff with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office working out of the Main Office, Roseland substation and Sonoma Valley substation. He worked 4 years as a domestic violence/sexual assault detective before being promoted to sergeant in 2003. As a sergeant, Giordano worked as a Main Office patrol supervisor, City of Sonoma supervisor, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Unit supervisor and Violent Crimes Unit supervisor. In 2006 Giordano was promoted to lieutenant and in that role managed the Investigations Bureau, Internal Affairs Bureau, and later the Personnel Bureau. He was promoted to Captain in 2012 and put in charge of the Field Services Section.


Patrol Bureau:

  • Main Office and Substation Patrol
  • Helicopter Unit
  • Reserve Deputy Unit
  • Volunteers In Policing Unit
  • Marine Unit
  • Crime Prevention Unit
  • Many collateral specialty units


Dispatch Bureau


Contract Cities:

  • Town of Windsor
  • City of Sonoma


The Patrol Bureau is responsible for providing law enforcement and crime prevention services to the residents of the unincorporated area of Sonoma County. There are approximately 140 deputies assigned to our Patrol Bureau and patrol the larger portion of 1,604 square miles of land and the 63 miles of the Pacific shoreline that make up the County of Sonoma. Approximately 500,000 people live in Sonoma County with nearly a third residing in the unincorporated cities.


Deputy Sheriffs work an assigned shift, patrolling an assigned area performing law enforcement and crime prevention work. This includes serving criminal and civil warrants, making arrests, issuing citations and conducting preliminary criminal investigations. Other duties include the serving of civil process, performing transportation for the Detention Division and, assisting the Investigation and the Court Security Bureaus.
A variety of specialty assignments are available to our patrol deputies, including: The Bomb Squad, Special Weapons And Tactics team (SWAT), Hostage Negation Team, Field Training Officer, K-9 Handler, Helicopter Unit, Marine Unit, Motorcycle Unit, Mounted Unit, Dive Team, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Tactical Team, Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Team (MAGNET) and the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Unit (COPPS).


The Dispatch Bureau is responsible for receiving all 911 calls and dispatching Sheriff's patrol units from the unincorporated area of Sonoma County, Additionally Dispatch services are provided to other county agencies and by contract to the Town of Windsor and the City of Sonoma.

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