Fresno Deputy Sheriff’s Association was organized in 1973 to give
members of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office the opportunity for fair
representation based on the Peace Officer Bill of Rights. The FDSA was
also organized to give a group of Deputy Sheriffs the opportunity to
collectively bargain with the County of Fresno for wages, benefits, and
time, the FDSA has evolved, not only as a labor organization with the
members we represent, but as part of the community as well. The FDSA is
generous to charitable organizations, both financially and with active
participation from its members. By working for an elected Sheriff, the
FDSA stays politically involved in the community on issues the
organization sees can affect law enforcement or the Sheriff.
represents over 650 active employees. Although Deputy Sheriffs make up
the majority of the membership, dispatchers, community service officers,
identification technicians, criminalists, and deputy coroners are all
represented by the FDSA. The variety of job classifications allows the
FDSA to represent both sworn and support personnel throughout the
enforcement side of the Fresno Sheriff’s Office.
is an active participant in our State Association, Peace Officer’s
Research Association of California (PORAC). The FDSA holds a director at
large seat on this board.
Fresno Deputy Sheriff’s Association’s goal is to be an outreach for its
members and the community. These goals are achieved when we all come
together to reach that common goal. Our main focus is law enforcement,
not only for labor aspects, but also to serve the citizens of Fresno
County who rely on us for their public safety needs.