Napa County became a county of California in 1850. The county lines changed several times before settling on its current boundaries, which consist of 794 square miles. Our first Sheriff was Nathaniel McKimmey, who was elected Sheriff of Napa County in 1853. The entire County population at the time was estimated to be 450. The first known lynching in Napa County occurred in Sheriff McKimmey's first year on the job. The Sheriff's Office has historically performed various duties mainly consisting of Patrol, Court Security, Custody, Civil Process and presiding over executions (the last of which occurred in 1897). These duties have evolved over time During the past 159 years there have been twenty-six elected Sheriffs. The last four being "Sheriff / Coroners". Our current Sheriff/Coroner is Sheriff John R. Robertson, who was first elected in April 2012.
2012 - John R. Robertson2007 - Douglas E. Koford1986 - Gary Simpson1978 - Phillip E. Stewart1966 - Earl Randol1946 - John Clausen1944 - Joseph Moore1926 - John P Steckter1918 - Joseph R. Harris1910 - Edward A. Kelton