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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The Fresno County Sheriff's Office commemorates the death of Deputy Sheriff Josh Lancaster

On May 29, 2003, Deputy Sheriff Josh Lancaster was killed in the line of duty during a vehicle pursuit. A suspect was evading Sanger Police Officers when he crashed into Josh’s unmarked detective car. The crash happened in southeastern Fresno County - the area of Adams and Maple. The suspect’s fleeing car was traveling in excess of 90 miles an hour when it broadsided Josh’s unmarked patrol vehicle.  

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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, May 2019

Dear FDSA member,

It has been an honor to represent you all - the members of the Fresno Deputy Sheriff’s Association. I am honored to serve you in this leadership role and appreciate your support as I take my fifth term as your President. I want to thank all of you who took the time to vote during our last FDSA election. I will continue leading this organization in the right direction – departmentally and through our community.