Sheriff-Coroner Steve Freitas is a 30-year veteran of Law Enforcement, beginning in 1985 with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. After 3 years, he joined the Novato Police Department before coming to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office in 1991. While with these agencies, he worked a myriad of assignments including Detention, Courts, Patrol, Investigations and Administration.
Steve promoted to Sergeant in 2001 and Lieutenant in 2005. In July of 2005, he was selected as the Windsor Chief of Police until his appointment to Law Enforcement Division Assistant Sheriff in July of 2010. Steve began his first term as Sheriff-Coroner on January 3, 2011 and was re-elected for a second term commencing in January, 2015.
After graduating from high school Steve attended DeAnza Junior College and San Jose State University where he majored in Administration of Justice. He is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Course and holds a California POST Management Certificate.
Steve firmly believes in community involvement and serves on the Verity Advisory Board, California Parenting Institute Executive Board, and the Work Force Investment Board Youth Council. He looks to continue these relationships as well as build new ones throughout his tenure as Sheriff of Sonoma County.
Steve was born and raised in San Jose, California, moving to Sonoma County in 1988. He and his wife are the proud parents of two sons. The family is active in their church and avid campers, always looking forward to spending time in the great outdoors.