ABOUT

MY PROMISE 

I am running to restore integrity and trust to our Sheriff’s Office. As your Sheriff I will continue to be visible, accountable and engaged. I would be grateful for your vote. Thank you!

  • through example, set the highest standards for integrity and professionalism
  • proactively recruit and retain a workforce that more accurately reflects the diverse communities we serve
  • respectfully listen and encourage collaboration
  • regularly evaluate our service and incorporate feedback
  • maintain our current position regarding ICE and our commitment to protecting every Yolo County family

To learn more about priorities and background read why I am running.

In your service,

Tom Lopez

Meet the Candidate–Davis Community Television

We expect integrity and honesty of ourselves, our friends and our children. Every community member, and the women and men who dedicate their lives to the safety of others, should expect law enforcement leadership to be above reproach and beyond ethical question.

Right now our reputation is battered, community trust is damaged, and the department doesn’t reflect the values and commitment of our Deputies and staff. I’m dedicated to restoring trust, rebuilding community relationships, and ensuring integrity and ethics are demonstrated at the highest levels of leadership.

I promise to: 1) through example, set the highest standards for integrity and professionalism; 2) proactively recruit and retain a workforce that more accurately reflects the diverse communities we serve; 3) respectfully listen and encourage collaboration; 4) regularly evaluate our service and incorporate feedback; and 5) continue our commitment to protect every family in our community.

Over 38 years, I’ve served in every division in the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office, and held every rank. I have 25 years of command experience, including 11 years as the Yolo County Undersheriff and 10 years as a Volunteer Fire Chief.

Yolo County has an established commitment to ensure the safety and protection of every community member—an ethic I unequivocally commit to continuing. That alone, however, is not enough. Our Sheriff should be expected to set high standards for integrity, treat everyone with respect and set a level of professionalism that honors our community and our Deputies and staff.

We are no longer the wild west. It’s time for change and time for the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office to become a progressive, contemporary law enforcement agency.

I would be honored to have your vote for Yolo County Sheriff.

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Integrity. Respect. Trust. Partnership.

EXPERIENCE

My great-great grandparents began a homestead in the Capay Valley. Five generations later, our family still calls Yolo County home.

Like many young boys, I dreamed of being a firefighter or a policeman — and I was lucky enough to be both! I currently serve the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office as Undersheriff, and am responsible for our day-to-day operations.

At 18, I became a Reserve Deputy Sheriff and concurrently, I became a volunteer firefighter. I committed myself to both professions, and rose through the ranks in both agencies. After 34 years in the fire service, I retired after having achieved the ranks of Fire Chief and Fire Commissioner. I received high levels of supervisory and management training in law enforcement and fire services. 

Over 38 years, I’ve served in every division and held every rank in the Sheriff’s Office. I have 25 years of supervisory, managerial and command experience. I will ensure that we provide effective and responsive services to our communities.