Jill Serrano is the Chief Financial Officer of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. She is responsible for
administering the fiscal and financial functions of the department, including the development and monitoring of the
department’s $678 million annual budget. She is a member of the Sheriff’s Executive Management Team and advises
the Sheriff, Undersheriff and Command Staff on financial matters.
Serrano has been with the County of San Diego since 1989, working in the County of San Diego’s Public Safety Group, Probation
Department, and the former Department of Social Services. Prior to joining the Sheriff’s Department, Serrano served as both the
Group Finance Director and a Project Manager in the County’s Public Safety Group focusing on justice system policy and operations.
Ms. Serrano serves as a lecturer in the school of Public Affairs at San Diego State University teaching both Public Administration
and Criminal Justice courses. She also teaches in the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Management Course.
Ms. Serrano is a graduate of the “Women and Power: Leadership in a New World” program at Harvard University’s
Kennedy School of Government and the Senior Management Institute for Police, sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).
Ms. Serrano was recognized as Finance Manger of the Year for 2010 by the California State Sheriff’s Association and was awarded
the 2011 Donald B. Leiffer Outstanding Alumni Award for Distinguished Service in the fields of Criminal Justice and Public Administration
by the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University.
Ms. Serrano holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, both
from San Diego State University.