Meet Sheriff Mike Boudreaux

Father. Husband. Community Leader. Sheriff.

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux is the 30th Sheriff of Tulare County and the current president of the California State Sheriffs’ Association, representing all 58 local sheriffs in the Golden State.

Boudreaux is a Valley native, born in Porterville, Calif. He spent his formative years living in the Sierra community of California Hot Springs. 

Inspired by his father, a detective with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, Boudreaux joined the department at the age of 19 as a Cadet.

Throughout his 37-year career at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, he has worked a variety of assignments in both the Detentions and Operations divisions.

After rising through the ranks, he was appointed Sheriff-Coroner of Tulare County by the Board of Supervisors on October 8, 2013. Boudreaux was duly elected as the 30th Sheriff of Tulare County in 2014 and was re-elected in 2018 and 2022.

Boudreaux pioneered Operation LOCCUST, an expansive, multi-agency operation to eradicate marijuana operations in the San Joaquin Valley that won acclaim from the Bush administration’s Department of Justice – and President Bush himself – in 2008 and served as a model for further anti-drug enforcement efforts at the local level.

Locally, Sheriff Boudreaux serves as the chairman of the Central Valley High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program.

Sheriff Boudreaux holds a certificate in Criminology and the Administration of Justice and an Associate of Science degree in the Administration of Justice.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Management, and a Master’s degree with course study in the Administration of Justice and Organizational Development.

He is a graduate of the Los Angeles Police Department’s WestPoint Leadership Academy and a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Sheriff Boudreaux also serves his community as a U.S.A. Certified Swim Coach, and he is the President of a competitive swim club. He has long been an advocate of local youth sports, and in 2019, expanded the Sheriff’s PAL Program to include free sports leagues for boys and girls in Tulare County.

Sheriff Boudreaux currently resides in the community of Springville just outside of Porterville with his wife, Angela, and his three children Natalie, Nathan, and Zachary.