Undersheriff Jerry Read
Undersheriff Jerry Read began his law enforcement career in 1981 as a Yuba County Deputy Sheriff. He held positions in
the jail, patrol and detective units and attained the rank of Captain in 1992. In 2000, Read went to work for the
California State Board of Corrections where he held positions of Field Representative, Deputy Director of two different
divisions and Acting Executive Director. In 2007, Read returned to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department, accepting the
position of Undersheriff. As Undersheriff, Read reports directly to the Sheriff and is responsible for overseeing the
day-to-day operation of all divisions in the department.
Undersheriff Read holds an Associate of Science Degree in Administration of Justice and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. He has completed hundreds of hours of law enforcement and corrections training. He is a past member and foreperson of the Yuba County Grand Jury, past member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, and past member and President of the Active 20/30 Club of Marysville and Yuba City. He is currently a member of the California State Sheriff’s Association, the American Correctional Association, and is a member of the Three Rivers Chapter of the American Red Cross Board of Directors.
Undersheriff Read has lived in the Yuba/Sutter area since 1966. He and his wife Cindy live in Yuba City with their sons Abram and Lucas. He has two adult children, Jarod and Bryan, living in the local area. In his spare time, Undersheriff Read enjoys spending time with his children, hiking, bicycling home improvement projects and community involvement.