Eric Jones, Deputy County Executive

Eric Jones, Deputy County ExecutiveEric Jones is the Deputy County Executive for Public Safety and Justice​ at Sacramento County and was appointed by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors​ on February 21, 2022. He oversees the departments of Coroner, Probation, Public Defender, and Conflict Criminal Defender. He is also liaison to the offices of the Sheriff and District Attorney and coordinates with the Office of the Inspector General, Superior Court, Criminal Justice Cabinet and Co​​mmunity Corrections Partnership.

Jones has more than 30 years of public service experience. His prior work was serving as Police Chief for the Stockton Police Department for 10 years, transforming policing practices through innovative strategies and community engagement efforts. He also created a countywide criminal justice effort, the Stockton Alliance for Equity, working with all public safety systems that improved community trust and led to policy changes and longstanding relationships. In 2015, he worked with the State Attorney General’s Office to develop Principled Policing Training to help lead the law enforcement industry across the state. He also led the only Western United States’ City in the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice.

Jones has been an advisor for systems-wide justice, youth gang prevention, and gun violence prevention projects with Northeastern University, the Urban Institute and the US Department of Justice. He was also a Founding Agency Member for the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing. 

Jones holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento, and a Master of Public Administration from National University.