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It is the Mission of the Modoc County Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with our communities, residents and visitors to keep the peace in Modoc County. We pledge to follow the Law Enforcement Code of ethics, realizing that we accept our obligations and responsibility to be role models in the community, to the preservation of basic human rights and individual dignity under the rule and spirit of the law. Therefore we will hold that our actions shall be professional, reasonable, and ethical; we will perform our duties with compassion. Through our community oriented policing strategies, we will deliver fair and impartial Law Enforcement, consistent with the spirit and word of this philosophy, the Constitution of the United States, the laws of the State of California and the Ordinances of Modoc County. The department will provide for the care, custody and transportation of arrested and incarcerated persons, and will provide security and process for the Modoc County Superior Courts. The Sheriff’s Office will also professionally and compassionately, with reverence for life, perform the duties of Coroner. These duties include investigation into the circumstances surrounding all deaths in our jurisdiction, for purposes of determining the identification, medical cause, manner, date, time and mechanism.


Inmate visiting will be conducted twice per week, on Wednesday and Saturday. Female visiting hours will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M:, male visiting hours will be from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. Protective custody visiting will be from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. All visitors must be signed in no less than ten (10) minutes prior to the start of each visiting period. No one under the age of eighteen (18) will be allowed in the visitation area. Special Visits with biological children may be granted by the Jail Sergeant.

  • 102 South Court Street
  • Alturas, Ca, 96101
  • 530-233-4416
  • ©Modoc County Sheriffs Deparment
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