Lemon Grove Substation

San Diego County Sheriff's
Lemon Grove Substation

3240 Main Street

Lemon Grove, CA 91945-1705



Emergency:  9-1-1

Dispatch: (858) 565-5200

Business: (619) 337-2000

Fax: (619) 337-2076


Since 1977, the Lemon Grove Substation has been providing contract law enforcement services to the City of Lemon Grove.




Start Smart

The Lemon Grove Substation will be conducting “Start Smart” classes for youthful drivers in the Grossmont Unified High School District. Class size is limited, so please call (619) 337-2000 to reserve your place. A parent/guardian must attend with the student.

Check the Start Smart page for upcoming dates.

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 the problems in the area. The “beat” system is a cornerstone of the community oriented policing concept requiring the interaction of neighborhood residents with law enforcement.  Patrol deputies also participate in the community, while on duty, attending Neighborhood Watch meetings and making presentations to youth groups, service groups and schools.



The Traffic Division handles vehicle code enforcement, traffic collision investigations and traffic control within the city of Lemon Grove. 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 Lemon Grove Substation.

Crime Prevention


Crime Prevention Specialists assigned to the Lemon Grove 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 additional information or to schedule a program, contact the Lemon Grove Crime Prevention Unit at (619) 337-2039.


Learn more about the Sheriff's Crime Prevention Program

Senior Volunteers


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 Lemon Grove Substation’s program provide valuable assistance to existing staff as it strives to increase the quality of life in the community. These dedicated volunteers provide many valuable services to our community including:

▪  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

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) 337-2000.


Learn more about the Sheriff's Senior Volunteer Program