Come hear and meet our guest speaker San Luis Obispo County Sherriff Ian Parkinson at ABC church in Atascadero at 6pm. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson was sworn into office on January 3, 2011. Parkinson’s career in law enforcement in San Luis Obispo County began when he joined the Morro Bay Police Department in 1984. In recognition of his outstanding service, he was twice awarded the department’s “Distinguished Service Award.” In January 2015, Sheriff Parkinson was sworn in for a second four year term, having run unopposed in the previous election.