JAMES P. WILLETT, District Attorney
Mr. Willett was appointed District Attorney of San Joaquin County in April of 2005, after the retirement of John Phillips. In June 2006, he was elected to his first full term as District Attorney. Mr. Willett has served the Office for the last 31 years, 10 of which were as Assistant District Attorney.
The District Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer of San Joaquin County. The District Attorney is an elected official who serves a term of four years and acts both as a county officer and as a state officer in performing the duties of the office. The District Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer for the county and his staff works with local and state police agencies to investigate and prosecute those who are accused of breaking the law and threatening public safety.