Fresno Deputy Sheriff's Association

Representing more than 650 active employees.

Our Mission

The 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 working conditions.

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Today we honor fallen Fresno County Sheriff’s Deputy Joel Wahlenmaier

Today we honor fallen Fresno County Sheriff’s Deputy Joel Wahlenmaier who was gunned down during the service of a search warrant in the Fresno County town of Minkler, on February 25, 2010. 

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I'd like to begin by wishing you all a wonderful holiday season filled with joy! I hope you are


Remembering Sergeant Rod Lucas

The past few weeks have been incredibly painful for many of you-


Bargaining Talks Underway with Fresno County

I want to report to the membership that we have


September has started off with a terrible reminder of the dangers in law enforcement. Saturday,


Another attack on our pensions in the world of pension attacks. The firm is handling it first hand


This summer has been a sobering reminder of the deadly dangers of law enforcement and the growing


Bargaining Rumors

The FDSA has notstarted talks with the County of Fresno about a successor


Remembering Service and Sacrifice

To commemorate Peace Officer Memorial month, several Fresno


Death Penalty Initiative

As many of you know, PORAC is part of a growing list of various law


Latest Newsletter

A Message from the President, April 2018

As I speak to many of our members, members of the community, other law enforcement groups, and government officials – the conversation always gravitates to how are we doing recruiting? My short answer to them, “It’s tough.”

As professionals in this career, we must figure out a new way to hire people. We not only have to seek out those who want to get into this profession, but those who want to work at our department.