A Message From Sheriff Bill Gore

Welcome to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Web site. I invite you to learn about the many services we provide, and hope you will join with us in making San Diego County the safest urban county in the nation.

William D. Gore, Sheriff


Sheriff Gore Statement on Baton Rouge Shooting

Our condolences to the Baton Rouge Police Department and East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office in Louisiana. Read Sheriff Gore's statement here.


Night Out Against Crime



Join us for National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 2nd. Click on the communities below to see what's happening in your area.

Alpine  Encinitas
Fallbrook (July 29th)  Imperial Beach
Lemon Grove  Poway
Ramona  Rancho San Diego
San Marcos  Santee
Vista  Valley Center

 Please revisit for updates on your community.


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Stolen Property Waiting To Be Claimed

The North Coastal Sheriff's Station is working to return surfboards, golf clubs and other items stolen from across San Diego County. Visitwww.sdsheriff.net/return to learn more.


Responsible Pet Ownership

The Sheriff’s Department is joining with the County Department of Animal Services (SDDAC) to encourage responsible pet ownership. SDDAC offers a free class to the public called Pet Parenting 101.
Department of Animal Services »
Dog Bite Information »


“Take Me Home” Registry

The Take Me Home Registry is a utility to provide important information to law enforcement officials who may come into contact with those having disabilities such as Autism, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, deafness or any other Developmental Disabilities.
More information & Registration »


Sheriff’s Most Wanted

The Sheriff’s Department asks for your help to locate individuals wanted for committing local crimes. Check back often for updates.
Most Wanted Page »

Cold Case Homicides

The Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help to solve several cold case homicides.

Cold cases »


Vacation Home Checks

If you plan to be away from home, you can request free vacation checks of your home by completing a request form and delivering it to yourlocal station or by emailing the completed form to the following email address:sdsheriffwebmaster@sdsheriff.org.
Vacation Check Form »
Vacation Check Flyer »
Home Security Tips »

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Sheriff's Running Man Challenge

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Acceptable Use Policy - License Plate Reader System

SB272 Catalog of Enterprise Systems

Strategies to Enhance Survival in Active Shooter Events

Riverside and San Diego Co Closure 2016

SD County Shooting Regulations - High Fire Hazard

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Start Smart Program

The Start Smart Program is an opportunity for new drivers and their parents/guardians to clearly understand their responsibilities when a teen starts to drive. Taught by trained law enforcement personnel, it creates awareness of possible consequences, both financial and physical, of distracted or impaired driving, and provides applicable information about collision prevention.
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