Press Release

St. Helena Police Chief Chris Hartley Endorses Jon Crawford for Sheriff

July 12, 2021

Napa, CA – Undersheriff Jon Crawford (ret.) announced today that he has been endorsed by St. Helena Police Chief Chris Hartley, in the race for Napa County Sheriff in 2022.

In announcing his endorsement, Chief Hartley remarked “Jon Crawford has proven his ability to lead with knowledge, integrity, inclusiveness, and he possesses a strong desire to serve both his community and the Napa County Sheriffs Office. Without any reservation, I highly support Jon Crawford as he seeks the position of Napa County Sheriff.”

Jon first met Hartley in 1999, when he was a Deputy working the north county beat. During that time, they would routinely help each other on calls while serving the north valley community. Since then, they have grown into their respective leadership positions and helped form a close working relationship between the St. Helena Police Department and Napa County Sheriff’s Office.

After working in the north state for several years, Jon began working for the Napa County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. Jon worked his way up the ranks, overseeing the Community Services Bureau, Investigations Bureau, and operations in the Town of Yountville. For the past three years, Jon oversaw the day-to-day operations of the department as Undersheriff.

Jon announced his campaign for Sheriff in May and was subsequently terminated from from his longtime role as Undersheriff. In spite of this, Jon’s campaign has received widespread community support, including key endorsements from Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley, former sheriff Gary Simpson, Calistoga Police Chief Mitch Celaya and more.

Crawford is running for Napa County Sheriff in the 2022 Primary Election. For a full list of endorsements and more information, visit