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About Chad Bianco

I was born in 1967 at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah. I grew up in a very small mining town, the oldest of three boys. Both of my parents worked extremely hard to provide the best they could for us while teaching us that hard work and integrity are the cornerstones of success. I learned that respect as a person, father, employee, and leader is something you earn, based on your actions, morals, and integrity.

My interest in Law Enforcement actually began as a teenager after I had a “business encounter” with a State Highway Patrol Officer. In addition to him providing me with a “promise to appear,” he also sparked my interest in Law Enforcement. The positive manner in which he spoke to me and the things he said, has stayed with me to this day and influences the way I currently interact with youth. He took the time to explain the consequences of my behavior while engaging me in the conversation. I did not realize it at the time, but he could have simply “done the minimum” and sent me on my way.

I moved to California in 1989 and started my own family. In 1993 I attended the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Academy where I graduated at the top of my class. I was hired by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department shortly after graduation.

I am happily married to a wonderful wife, mother, and best friend. We spend most of our time with family and friends and enjoy a very healthy and active lifestyle. Our family attends and serves at Sandals Church in Riverside. I believe life is about others, not self.

In 2018 you trusted me to be your Sheriff. We are living in unprecedented times, but my first priority has always been keeping you safe. I’d appreciate your vote in this next election so we can keep Riverside County moving in the right direction.

A Letter From Chad

For nearly 30 years I have worked for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department with one goal in mind; protect this community while keeping ALL of its residents safe.

In 2018, residents of Riverside County elected me to address the issues facing the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The department budget was a mess, deputies were leaving the department because they had little support from the previous administration, and relationships with municipal police agencies and other county law enforcement partners were in shambles.

During my first term as Sheriff, we were presented with new challenges that we met head-on. Rather than sit back during a time of civil unrest and a worldwide pandemic, we led the nation in our response to both.

  • I stood up to the politicians in Sacramento who tried to release violent prisoners early
  • I set an example for the state with our response to combating Covid-19 in our jails
  • I balanced the Sheriff’s Department Budget while adding hundreds of deputies to protect our county
  • I have worked to provide a more open, transparent agency to bridge the trust between the Sheriff’s Department and the community

My work as Sheriff is just getting started. Our department is facing new challenges because of laws and mandates coming from Sacramento that are causing a dramatic increase in crime.

I’m asking for your support as we continue toward our goal of making Riverside County the best and safest place in the country to live, work, and raise our kids.

– Sheriff Chad Bianco