San Diego County Sheriff's
Imperial Beach Substation
845 Imperial Beach Blvd.
Imperial Beach, CA 91932-2796
Dispatch: (858) 565-5200
Business: (619) 498-2400
Fax: (619) 575-6754
MESSAGE FROM LT. HERBERT TAFT, JR.
The City of Imperial Beach is the most southwesterly city in the continental United States. Flanked by the Pacific Ocean and South
San Diego Bay, it is nestled between miles of uncrowded beaches, big surf and wetlands teeming with wildlife. Incorporated July 18, 1956,
the city covers 4.4. square miles and has a population of approximately 27,000 residents.
Since 1983, the City of Imperial Beach and the Sheriff’s department have worked to together to make Imperial Beach the safest beach city in the county.
With 28 sworn personnel assigned to the station, they respond to over 12,000 calls for service annually. Their efforts, as well as, the assigned Detectives,
Community Service Officers, School Resource Deputy, Traffic Deputies, Special Purpose Deputies, Reserves, Professional Staff and Volunteers make the City of
Imperial Beach one of the best tourist destinations in the county.
Responsible Retailer Program
On July 1 2009, the Imperial Beach Sheriff’s Substation received a one year grant from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).
This grant was applied for by the Imperial Beach Substation with the intent to more effectively deal with the large number of alcohol
related/specific crimes that occur within the City on a yearly basis.
This new program will provide for the training of alcohol licensees
and their staffs, it will provide for inspections of all ABC licensees based on ABC guidelines, it will encourage community input on alcohol
related issues and will provide funding for the extra enforcement of alcohol related crimes. Due to specific funds set aside in the
grant, a new part-time position has been created.
This position, called the Responsible Retailer Program Deputy (RRP), will act as a liaison between all law enforcement personnel,
the city, the retailers and community groups and will provide a conduit for all involved parties to express their concerns and/or
suggestions on alcohol related topics.
If anyone would like more information on this program or would like to provide information about a alcohol related problem,
please contact the RRP Deputy at the Imperial Beach Sheriff’s Substation at:
(619) 498-2400 Station number
(619) 498-2418 RRP Deputy’s desk
or call (619) 628-1359 Imperial Beach Code
Compliance Complaint Line
Patrol deputies respond to calls for service 24 hours
a day. Each patrol deputy is assigned to a
geographical “beat” area which enables the deputies to
become familiar with the residents in their “beat” and
with problems in the area. The “beat” system is a
cornerstone of the community- oriented policing concept
requiring the interaction of neighborhood residents with
Patrol deputies also participate in the community,
while on duty, attending Neighborhood Watch meetings and
making presentations to youth groups, service groups and
Traffic deputies handle vehicle code
enforcement, traffic collision investigations and
traffic control within the City of Imperial Beach. The
California Highway Patrol is the agency responsible for
traffic enforcement in the unincorporated areas
throughout the State of California.
Detectives investigate cases involving theft,
physical assaults (excluding homicides), sexual
assaults, vandalism, burglaries, annoying phone calls
and other crimes. Specialized investigative units such
as homicide, bomb/arson, financial crimes, domestic
violence, child abuse and narcotics handle specific
crimes for the entire Sheriff’s jurisdiction, including
the Imperial Beach Station.
Crime Prevention Specialists assigned to the Imperial
Beach Substation offer 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 additional information or to schedule a program,
contact the Imperial Beach Crime Prevention Unit at
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer
Patrol program is designed to draw upon the experience
of senior citizens from our community. The men and women
participating in the Imperial Beach Station’s program
provide valuable assistance to existing staff as it
strives to increase the quality of life in the
These dedicated volunteers provide many valuable services to our community
▪ Home vacation 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
▪ Abandoned Vehicle Abatement
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
needed. If interested, please contact (619) 498-2400.