Chad Bianco was elected Sheriff, Coroner, and Public Administrator of Riverside County in the November 6, 2018, general election. He is a twenty-five-year veteran of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. As Sheriff, he will serve as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Riverside County.
Sheriff Bianco commands California’s second largest Sheriff’s Department in the state, and one of the largest and most progressive law enforcement agencies in the nation, supervising more than 3,600 personnel.
Sheriff Bianco entered the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department on December 31, 1993. He began his career in Corrections at the Robert Presley Detention Center. He spent time working patrol and narcotics in the City of Lake Elsinore. Sheriff Bianco held supervisory and management positions at the Jurupa Valley Station, Moreno Valley Police Department, the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility, and most recently the Hemet Station. Additionally, he served administrative assignments in Internal Affairs, and Corrections Administration and Planning. As the fourteenth Sheriff of Riverside County, Sheriff Bianco also serves as Sheriff-Coroner and Public Administrator.
Sheriff Bianco is married with four adult children. He and his wife, Denise, live in the Woodcrest area of Riverside. Sheriff Bianco believes in service above self, and hopes that his priorities of God, family, and service will provide meaningful guidance and direction as the Sheriff’s Department engages in an unprecedented change of culture to positively influence and engage our community.