The Background Unit is responsible for investigating applicants to ensure they meet the high standards of employment maintained by the Sheriff's Office. Detailed investigations are undertaken to scrutinize the past history of applicants to include previous criminal behavior, prior work performance, credit, personal relationships, and driving record. The background investigative process for sworn applicants is comprehensive and includes written tests, an oral interview panel, a background interview, psychological and medical evaluations followed by a rigorous Field Training Program.
Citizen's wishing to recognize or commend the actions of a member of the Amador County Sheriff's Office are encouraged to contact Sheriff Ryan at:
Sheriff Martin A. Ryan
700 Court Street
Jackson, California 95642
If you would like to file a written compliment or commendation, you may download the form here, Download compliment form (PDF)
You may also send us a compliment or commendation by completing an on line form at our Feedback section here
The Administrative Investigations Unit is responsible for conducting investigations of alleged misconduct by department members while ensuring appropriate due process and compliance with the Peace Officer Bill of Rights (POBR) and collective bargaining agreements. The department considers its relations with the community to be of paramount importance and encourages citizens to express their opinions regarding the performance, professionalism, and conduct of our employees.
Amador County Sheriff's Office Administrative Investigations Policy (PDF).
Below you will find a copy of our Personnel Complaint Form. Complaints can be mailed to:
Amador County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Gary Redman, Undersheriff
700 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642
Download complaint form in English here
Download complaint form in Spanish here