San Diego County Sheriff's
2751 Alpine Blvd.
Alpine, CA 91901
Dispatch: (858) 565-5200
Business: (619) 659-2600
Fax: (619) 659-2650
In 1984, the Alpine Station initially opened as a
substation and quickly grew to become a major Sheriff's station.
The station serves an area of 95 square miles which includes
the communities of Alpine, Crest, Blossom Valley, Flinn Springs, Harbison
Canyon, and the Sycuan and Viejas Indian Reservations.
The station also oversees the Rural
Law Enforcement Division, a division serving
approximately 2,300 square miles of San Diego County's
backcountry. Deputies serve these communities in a "Resident
Deputy" program. The program is the earliest example of
"Community Oriented Policing."
Patrol deputies respond to calls for service, patrol the community,
conduct preliminary investigations, attend community events such as
Neighborhood Watch meetings and make presentations to youth groups
All patrol deputies are trained in the COPPS (Community Oriented
Policing and Problem Solving) philosophy. Using these principals,
deputies analyze community problems and employ strategic plans in
order to solve problems.
Detectives are responsible for investigating all general
crime cases and arrests made by the patrol deputies. If the
detective assigned to the case determines that there is enough
evidence to prove a specific person or persons committed a crime,
the case will be forwarded to the San Diego County District Attorney's Office.
The DA's Office will review the case and determine if the case is suitable
for criminal prosecution.
Crime Prevention Specialists at the Alpine Station provide information and
presentations about the following topics:
▪ Residential and Commercial security techniques
▪ Internet Safety
▪ Vehicle Theft Prevention
▪ Identity Theft Protection
▪ Robbery Prevention
▪ Crime Prevention for Senior Citizens
▪ Cons and Frauds
▪ Crime Prevention for Children
▪ Keeping Illegal Activity Out of Rental Property (Crime-free Multi Housing)
▪ Neighborhood Watch
▪ Business Watch
For more information or to schedule a program, contact the Alpine
Crime Prevention Unit at (619) 659-2608.
Senior volunteers have served the Alpine Station since August 1995.
These dedicated volunteers provide
many valuable services to the community including:
▪ Make vacation home security checks
▪ Visit the homebound (You Are Not Alone - YANA)
▪ Enforce handicapped parking regulations
▪ Patrol in marked SVP vehicles
▪ Assist Crime Prevention with public presentations
▪ Conduct residential and business security surveys
▪ Assist in locating Alzheimer's patients
Volunteers undergo a background check, receive training to perform
their duties, and are asked to work a minimum of six hours per week. Volunteers are always in need. If you're interested in becoming a
Senior Volunteer at the Alpine Station, contact Bill
Gunter at (619) 659-2609.