The Town has contracted with the Napa County Sheriff's Office to provide law enforcement services to the Town since incorporation on February 4, 1965. These services include three dedicated personnel, 1 sergeant (who acts as a department head and patrol supervisor) and 3 patrol deputies. Because this department is not fully staffed, these four dedicated positions are further supported by the full resources of the Napa County Sheriff's Office and Town Staff.
The Sheriff is responsible for the protection of life and property, the maintenance of order, the control and prevention of crime, and the enforcement of vehicle laws and regulations. The Town and Sheriff's Office are committed to exercising its responsibilities in a prudent and fair manner respecting individual dignity regardless of age, sex, social status, ethnic group or creed. The Sheriff's Office works with the Town of Yountville staff to help prevent and alleviate crime problems in Town and will remain flexible and innovative in attempts to find superior methods of serving the populace and responding to the law enforcement and community policing needs that are of concern to the residents and guests of Yountville.
The Yountville Sheriff's Department provides a full spectrum of municipal law enforcement services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additional support from the Sheriff's Office also includes personnel management (i.e., recruitment, hiring, training, etc.), equipment and vehicle issue and maintenance, dispatch services, records management, crime scene and lab processing, property/evidence management and storage, investigative services (major crime and accident), supplemental patrol services, canine services, animal services, hazardous devise mitigation, SWAT and hostage negotiation, disaster response management and training, and special event services.