Director Jody Mays

Jody Mays


Jody Mays joined the Sheriff’s Executive Management Team as Support Services Director in March 2013. She is responsible for three diverse business units: Facilities and Special Projects, Fleet Management, and Criminal Records and Identification. She oversees a staff of over one hundred personnel and is responsible for a combined annual budget totaling $60 million.

Ms. Mays and her staff plan for the construction of new facilities and provide space management and maintenance for two million square feet of department improvements. The Support Services division also maintains over 1,300 department vehicles and processes 500,000 records annually, including those related to jail inmates, fingerprint records, arrest and crime reports, protective service orders, and warrants of arrest.

Ms. Mays joined the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department as a Project Manager in 2005 and was responsible for real estate, and facilities planning and construction. During that time, she managed the Department’s major capital initiatives representing an investment of over $300M in public funds. These projects include a new 1,216-bed, multi-custody women’s jail, a 400-bed expansion to an existing minimum-custody men’s detention facility, a 26,000 square foot law enforcement station, and a 4,500 square foot substation.

Prior to joining the Sheriff’s Department, Ms. Mays headed up the planning arm for the capital projects division of a large K-12 school district. She spent the early portion of her career in the private sector overseeing land development projects for a multi-disciplinary consulting firm in Northern Nevada.

Ms. Mays earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is a Certified Facility Manager (CFM) through the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).