Police Services

Chief Darin Gharat

Chief Darin Gharat
Hughson Police Services

Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department

Chief Gharat was born and raised in Modesto and graduated from Modesto High School and received his Associate of Arts Degree from Modesto Junior College in Administration of Justice. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. He began his law enforcement career as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Dept in 1989. During that time he worked in many areas of the department including the detention facilities, courthouse, coroner’s office, and patrol. In 1996, after completing the basic academy through Modesto Junior College, he began his full-time career in law enforcement with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Dept.

Since that time, he has worked patrol, bailiff, POST certified training coordinator,and Internal Affairs investigator. He was promoted by Sheriff Weidman in 2003 to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, he worked as a patrol field supervisor and as the facility supervisor at the coroner’s office. In 2005 he was again promoted by Sheriff Weidman to the rank of Lieutenant. As a Lieutenant, he worked as an area commander, unit commander of the Air Support Unit, and oversaw the Juvenile Services Unit, and as a Patrol Watch Commander. He was appointed as the Chief of Police Services by the City of Waterford in November of 2007. He now oversees the Hughson Police Services, Reservoir and Off-Road Enforcement Unit and the department Dive Team.

Office Number: (209) 883-4052

For Non-Emergency Dispatch calls dial: (209) 552-2472.


The Hughson Police Services is located at 7018 Pine Street. The Office Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, closed for lunch between 12:00-1:00pm.

For Non-Emergency Dispatch calls dial: (209) 552-2472.

As of September 1, 2001, the City of Hughson has contracted with the Stanislaus County Sheriff to provide the City with Police Services.  This replaces the former Hughson Police Department, yet still provides the City with the same services and protections. You can find out more information about the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department by visiting their website at StanislausSheriff.com.

Mission Statement

We, the members of the Hughson Police Services, are committed to being responsive to our community in the delivery of quality services.  We recognize our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to every individual.  Our objective is to improve the quality of life through a community partnership which promotes safe, secure neighborhoods.

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The California VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes. The VINE toll-free number for the California VINE system is (877) 411-5588. This service is brought to you by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office and is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender’s custody status.

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