An evening of patriotism and conviviality, honoring the work of longtime patriot and tireless defender of America and her founding principles—our 2023 American Sheriff Award Recipient, Sheriff Chad Bianco. Also featuring special remarks from former United States Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions.
Ryan P. Williams
President, Claremont Institute
Sheriff, Riverside County, California
Sheriff Bianco began his career with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office on December 30, 1993. His first assignment was in Corrections at the Robert Presley Detention Center. He then worked patrol and narcotics in the City of Lake Elsinore. Sheriff Bianco held supervisory and management positions at the Jurupa Valley Station, Moreno Valley Station, Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility, and Hemet Station. Additionally, he served administrative assignments in Internal Affairs, and Corrections Administration and Planning. As the fourteenth Sheriff of Riverside County, Sheriff Bianco also serves as Coroner and Public Administrator.
Sheriff Bianco oversees the county’s five jail facilities, six court buildings, a civil bureau, the Coroner’s Bureau, Public Administrator’s Office, seventeen contract cities, 4,000 dedicated employees and an operating budget of over nine hundred million dollars. Sheriff Bianco is a member of the California State Coroners Association, Major County Sheriffs’ Association, National Sheriffs’ Association, Western States Sheriffs’ Association and is on the Board of Directors for the California State Sheriffs’ Association.
Sheriff Bianco is married with four children and two grandchildren. He and his wife, Denise, live in the Woodcrest area of Riverside. Sheriff Bianco believes in service above self, and hopes that his priorities of God, family, and service will provide meaningful guidance and direction as the Sheriff’s Office engages in an unprecedented change of culture to positively influence and engage our community.
Former U.S. Attorney General