Undersheriff John Mineau has over 26-years of law enforcement experience. Mineau joined the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office in 2016 as the Chief Deputy of the Corrections Operations Bureau. In that role, Mineau was responsible for managing the Monterey County Jail, Transportation Division, and Court Security of all facilities of the Superior Courts of California in Monterey County.
Prior to joining the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, Undersheriff Mineau has worked at all levels of county and municipal law enforcement agencies. Mineau was appointed as the Undersheriff for Lassen County in 2008 and served in that capacity for more than 8 years when he joined the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office in 2016.
Mineau earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He is also a graduate of California’s Commission on Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (POST) Command College. Additionally, Mineau has been a two-time appointee to the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Executive Steering Committee to update California Title 15 and 24 minimum jail standards. Mineau also published an article on California Public Safety Realignment (AB 109) in the magazine for the American Jail Association. Mineau is a member of the California State Sheriff’s Association CSSA Legislation Committee where he advocates for critical public safety legislation impacting the criminal justice system and citizens of Monterey County.