Commander Gigi McCalla serves the Human Resource Services Bureau, which includes the Training Division (Academy),
Personnel Division, Risk Management Unit, Employee Relations Division, Internal Affairs Unit and Payroll Division.
Prior to her appointment to Commander she served as the Captain of the Lemon Grove Patrol Station and acted as
the “Chief of Police” to the city of Lemon Grove, and the unincorporated communities of Rancho San Diego, Spring Valley,
El Cajon, La Mesa and Jamul.
Commander McCalla has been with the County of San Diego since December 1984. She feels privileged to have served in her many
assignments which include the Detention Services Bureau (San Diego Central Jail, Las Colinas & George Bailey Detention
Facility) the Human Resource Services Bureau assigned to Internal Affairs and Background Investigations as well as the
Law Enforcement Services Bureau including patrol and investigations in Lemon Grove Station, Santee Station, Imperial
Beach Station and Alpine Substation.
Commander McCalla currently is the PERT (Psychiatric Emergency Response Team) liaison for the department as well as
serving the last 25 years as an Explorer Advisor in the San Diego County Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors’
Association representing the Sheriff’s Department Exploring Program.
Commander McCalla graduated from the FBI National Academy class of 228 in 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Science
degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts degree in Management.