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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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


Hope this month is off to a great start! We have been very busy at the FDSA working on several


The beginning of 2016 has definitely started off with many wild and unpredictable changes. From


Happy New Year!!

I hope all of you had a safe and happy holiday season.

The start of a new year


In a few short weeks, scorching summer temperatures ended and suddenly cold weather arrived! We


In my August message to the members, I briefed you on the recent failure of the pension initiative put


As fall approaches, many annual issues are negotiated and then presented to the FDSA membership.

For several years, I have been informing our membership about statewide pension reform and the


Latest Newsletter

A Message from the President, March 2019

Governor Newsom and the death penalty

Governor Gavin Newsom's recent executive order declaring a moratorium on the death penalty is a test of the boundaries of executive privilege. California Constitution Article 5, Section 1 states, "The supreme executive power of this State is vested in the Governor. The Governor shall see that the law is faithfully enforced." But does the governor have the authority not to enforce laws?