Sheriff - Coroner - Public Administrator Shannan Moon


Shannan Moon, the daughter of former Nevada City police chief Jim Moon, joined the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office as a correctional officer in 1990. She rose through the ranks of the department as the first female sergeant, lieutenant, and captain respectively. 

In 2018 she first ran for and won the elected position of Sheriff - Coroner - Public Administrator. She was reelected in 2022.

Notable quotes:
“I am proud of the many accomplishments made during my first term. I am not done.” (Source:

“I’m running for Sheriff because I believe that the citizens of Nevada County deserve an innovative, transparent, and community-oriented Sheriff’s Office. By building on the relationships we’ve developed and modernizing our office with body-worn cameras and online tools, we can make a positive impact on the community and the people we strive to protect and serve.” (Source:

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