The San Diego County Sheriff's Department preserves the peace, makes arrests, prevents unlawful disturbances and investigates public offenses for the County of San Diego. They provide efficient and effective police protection and perform all of the duties required by law.
The Department provides public safety to the County through operations such as patrol, traffic, general & specialized investigations, crime prevention, crime lab, crime analysis, criminal intelligence, narcotics enforcement, emergency services, licensing and communications.
Each year, the department responds to approximately 500,000 calls for service in the contract cities and unincorporated areas of San Diego County. Additionally, they handle close to 300,000 emergency calls and 400,000 non-emergency calls.
Over 4,300 employees work for the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. Of the 4,300 employees, over 900 are sworn deputies. They have a fleet of 300 marked patrol cars.
The Department relies on many support services to keep the public safe. These services include the Bomb/Arson Unit, Homicide, Search & Rescue, Gang Division, Elder Abuse, Aerial Support, S.E.D. (Special Enforcement Detail) and Financial Crimes.
The Mission of the San Diego County Sheriff's is to provide the highest quality public safety services in an effort to make San Diego the safest urban county in the nation. The core values consist of Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty, Trust, Respect, Fairness and Diversity.
Sheriff William D. Gore oversees the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, one of the largest sheriff's departments in the nation. The service area of over 4,400 square miles includes a 60 mile international border with Mexico. He also oversees the operations of seven detention facilities countywide and provides security to nine courthouses.
Below are the 22 Sheriff's Stations in San Diego County. Please click on the location name for more information and a Google Map to the station.
San Diego County Sheriff's Stations and Substations