Raised in the Napa Valley, Jon Crawford graduated from Justin-Siena High School before earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from CSU Chico.
Crawford began his career in law enforcement as deputy sheriff in Shasta County and later as an officer with the CSU Chico Police Department.
In 1998, Crawford returned to his hometown to serve as a deputy with the Napa County Sheriff’s Department. Over the past two decades, Crawford has worked his way up through the ranks, overseeing the Community Services Bureau, Investigations Bureau, and operations in the Town of Yountville. In 2016, Crawford was promoted to Lieutenant and shortly after promoted to Captain. For the past three years, Crawford oversaw the day-to-day operations of the department as the Napa County Undersheriff.
Crawford has served several terms as President of the Napa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association. In that capacity, he has worked to represent his fellow sworn officers and develop stronger ties between the department and the community.
Crawford is a graduate of the Napa County Management Academy, a program designed to prepare leaders for executive roles within county administration. He is also a graduate and board member of Leadership Napa Valley, a board member and President Elect of Napa Rotary and a graduate of Northwestern University’s Online School of Police Staff and Command.
Jon and his wife of 27 years, Carol, reside in the City of Napa with their children. Crawford is running for Napa County Sheriff in the 2022 Primary Election.