Santee Station

San Diego County Sheriff's
Santee Station

8811 Cuyamaca Street

Santee, CA 92071-4288



Emergency:  9-1-1

Dispatch: (858) 565-5200

Business: (619) 956-4000

Fax: (619) 956-4017



Capt. Hank Turner

The City of Santee was incorporated in 1980. Santee is the twelfth largest city in San Diego County with over 56,000 residents. Santee is over 16 square miles and known for the many parks within the City including Santee Lakes, Fanita Ranch, and the over 700 acres of mixed use areas in the heart of the City along the San Diego River bed.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department has provided law enforcement services since the City’s inception. The Santee Patrol Station has over 70 employees and provides patrol, investigations, school resource officers and traffic services. A Sheriff’s storefront is operated in the Santee Town Center that provides further services in the heart of the City near the San Diego Trolley line and the San Diego Christian College. The Station boasts a large volunteer unit that provides community services such as vacation checks and welfare checks for senior citizens.

Santee enjoys one of the lowest crime rates among cities in San Diego County. The Santee Patrol Station employs analysis driven crime fighting strategies combined with community oriented policing methodology and proven crime prevention programs to reduce crime. The Station encourages community involvement and holds community meetings throughout the year where citizens can voice their concerns and ask questions of the Station’s command staff.




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 Santee.  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 Santee Station.


Crime Prevention


Crime prevention specialists assigned to the Santee 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 Santee Crime Prevention Unit at (619) 956-4021.


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 Santee Station’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
▪  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) 956-4000.


Learn more about the Sheriff's Senior Volunteer Program