Sheriff’s Family Day

Family day: kid with horse

Family day: Sheriff and Woody

Family day: CHP helicopter

Sheriff’s Family Day is a fun community event hosted by the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Advisory Foundation (SAFSLO). The event is held annually in September at the Madonna Meadows next to Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo.

The event is free to people of all ages and is intended to entertain and educate the public on the positive role that our local law enforcement and safety personnel play in our community, including the display of their equipment and demonstrations.

Family Day allows attendees the opportunity to participate in different activities and experience firsthand the excitement and satisfaction of coming to the aid of others. It offers those who are considering public service as a career the chance to speak with other people who are already doing the job.

FREE T-shirts, Hot Dogs, and Bike Raffle Tickets for children up to age 12.

Full color poster

We’re Back! The next Family Day is September 14, 2024 from 10:00 to 3:00
For more information, please contact Kathleen Martinelli at 805-441-2841.

Annual Fundraiser

The Sheriff’s Advisory Foundation’s membership get-together and fundraising event is held in the fall each year.

Your Sheriff, local dignitaries and the Foundation’s board of directors will attend, as well as foundation members and their families. The primary purpose of this fundraiser is to provide additional funding to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office and local law enforcement agencies for new equipment, facilities and training to improve on-site response, crime prevention, and public information/education.

The next fund-raising dinner is scheduled for October 7th, 2023 at the Paso Event Center
For more information, please email

tickets will be available on this site approximately 3 months before the event

Annual Meeting / Dinner


Annual Meeting


The Sheriff’s Advisory Foundation Annual Meeting/Dinner is for the Board and membership to acknowledge and install new Officers for the coming year and to present recognition awards to our Gold & Silver Sponsors. In addition, this event gives our members and their guests an opportunity to discuss with Sheriff Ian Parkinson the activities of the Sheriff’s Office and other available services. The event takes place annually and is an important part of the representative aspect of the Sheriff’s Advisory Foundation.

The next Annual Meeting/Dinner is scheduled for July 11, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach
For more information please call (805) 748-5453