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Nevada CountyCandidate for Sheriff/Coroner

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Shannan Moon

Nevada County Sheriff Captain
29,306 votes (58.11%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Implement an annual Strategic Plan that eliminates budget gimmicks, increases transparency, and improves services
  • Get smart on crime with innovative programs and a new focus on community partnership
  • Restore trust in the Sheriff's Office by shifting law enforcement resources to community needs, not personal or political wants



Nevada County has been home for my entire life, and I have proudly served in the Sheriff's Office for 28 years. I have commanded all three divisions of the office, and I was the first woman in our 150+ year history to earn the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain.

The Nevada County Sheriff's Office has a budget of more than thirty million dollars and nearly 170 employees. Its operations are complex and county-wide. Having commanded every facet of our services over the course of my career, I have the experience and the qualifications to face our challenges and embrace our opportunities.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

The Sheriff's Office needs a fresh vision and a solid plan to lead our county into the future. In each position I've held in the NCSO, I've innovated and found efficiencies in our programs, all while improving services. 

I am a fiscal conservative: as Sheriff, it will be my responsibility to rovide the best possible public safety to our residents, homes, and businesses, while working within our county's budget. Having led NCSO public safety services at every level, and worked with our county government and outside agencies on every facet of our budget, I have the professional expertise to eliminate budget gimmicks, make long-term investments that will reduce overhead, and modernize our tools and training. In my first days in office, I will develop an annual strategic plan, accountable to you. Our goals will be safer neighborhoods, reduced property crime, and improved engagement with our community.

As Sheriff, I'll ensure that our county is not only "tough on crime", but also smart on crime. I respectfully ask for your vote on June 5th.

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