Director Jody Mays

Jody Mays


Jody Mays joined the Sheriff’s Executive Management Team as Support Services Director in March 2013. She is responsible for three diverse business units: Facilities and Special Projects, Fleet Management, and Criminal Records and Identification. She oversees a staff of over one hundred personnel and is responsible for a combined annual budget of approximately $80 million.

Ms. Mays and her staff plan for the construction of new facilities and provide space management and maintenance for 2.5 million square feet of department improvements. The Support Services division also maintains over 1,300 department vehicles and processes 500,000 records annually, including those related to jail inmates, fingerprint records, arrest and crime reports, protective service orders, and warrants of arrest.

Ms. Mays joined the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department as a Project Manager in 2005 and was responsible for real estate, and facilities planning and construction. During that time, she managed the Department’s major capital initiatives representing an investment of over $300M in public funds

Prior to joining the Sheriff’s Department, Ms. Mays headed up the planning arm for the capital projects division of a large K-12 school district. The early portion of her career was spent working as a planning consultant on land development projects for a firm in Northern Nevada.

Ms. Mays earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is a Certified Facility Manager (CFM) through the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). She is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police, sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).