SHERIFF'S BIOGRAPHY

Email:  sjsheriff@sjgov.org
Phone#:  (209) 468-4310

Sheriff Patrick Withrow (56 years of age)
San Joaquin County Sheriff- Coroner-Public Administrator

Sheriff Withrow was elected Sheriff on June 5th, 2018, and was sworn into Office on January 7th, 2019. This is Sheriff Withrow’s first term as Sheriff, but it is his 29th year with the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office. During his tenure, he has worked almost every divisions of the department, including five years with S.W.A.T. and 12 years with the Canine Unit and Lathrop Police Services. He has also been nominated five times for the Italian Athletic Club’s Officer of the Year Award, as well as being nominated for the California State Life Saving Award.

Sheriff Withrow graduated from Central Catholic High School in Modesto California and attended Modesto Junior College and Stanislaus State University. He graduated from Union Institute and University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management and graduated from the West Point Leadership Academy.

Sheriff Withrow has been married to his wife Kathy New Withrow for 28 years, and they have three grown children. He enjoys riding his motorcycle with his wife Kathy and camping across America with his family.