Ramona Substation

San Diego County Sheriff's
Ramona Substation

1424 Montecito Road

Ramona, CA 92065-5200



Emergency:  9-1-1

Dispatch: (858) 565-5200

Business: (760) 789-9157

Fax: (760) 788-9077


The Ramona Substation provides law enforcement services to nearly 40,000 residents in Ramona, an area of over 150 square miles.


Cedar Creek Falls Safety


If you are planning to visit Cedar Creek Falls, there are new rules for the safe enjoyment of the park.

  • Visitors are required to have a permit. The permit costs $6 and may be reserved at www.recreation.gov. Only 75 permits per day will be issued.
  • Alcohol is not allowed in the area
  • No jumping or diving from the cliffs
  • Swimming is allowed
  • No motorized vehicles on the trail
  • Horses and bicycles are allowed
  • Cars blocking roadways and driveways on the trailhead will be towed at owner’s expense
  • The trail is a challenging 5.5 miles roundtrip with no shade from the sun. The hike back is mostly uphill. It’s not for beginners
  • Leave your dog at home. The trail is not easy on the paws because it is littered with sharp rocks and the surface gets very hot
  • Dress appropriately for the hike and each person will need a gallon of water
  • Cell phone signal is limited in the area

Sheriff’s Deputies and U.S. Forest Service Rangers will strictly enforce the permit requirements and the ban on alcohol and cliff jumping. They will take appropriate law enforcement actions on violations of local, state and federal laws, which can include a citation or arrest and fines.




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.




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 Ramona Substation.


Crime Prevention


Crime prevention specialists assigned to the Ramona Substation 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 Ramona Crime Prevention Unit at (760) 738-2425.


Learn more about the Sheriff's Crime Prevention Program

Community Protection and Evacuation Plan


Ramona Evacuation Map
Instructions for Ramona Evacuation Map
Important phone numbers during an emergency
Complete Community Protection and Evacuation Plan


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 Ramona Substation’s program provide valuable assistance to existing staff as it strives to increase the quality of life in the community.  These dedicated volunteers, seniors 50 years and older, 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 (760) 789-9157.


Learn more about the Sheriff's Senior Volunteer Program