A Message From Sheriff Bill Gore

Welcome to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Web site. I invite you to learn about the many services we provide, and hope you will join with us in making San Diego County the safest urban county in the nation.

William D. Gore, Sheriff


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Citizens' Academy

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department, in partnership with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, is once again offering its popular Citizens’ Academy, a behind-the-scenes look at the criminal justice system and law enforcement. Click on the image to learn more about the Academy and application process.


Warrant & Jury Duty Scam


If you get a call from someone claiming to be with the Sheriff's Department demanding money, HANG UP IMMEDIATELY! IT'S A SCAM!
Click *here* for more information.

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“Take Me Home” Registry

The Take Me Home Registry is a utility to provide important information to law enforcement officials who may come into contact with those having disabilities such as Autism, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, deafness or any other Developmental Disabilities.
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Vacation Home Checks

If you plan to be away from home, download and fill out the vacation check form and deliver it to your local station. Forms sent via email or mail will not be accepted.
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Vacation Check Flyer »
Home Security Tips »

HART Team


The Sheriff's Department is using a collaborative approach to help people experiencing homelessness in the unincorporated areas of the county. Click on the photo to watch a video about the Sheriff's Homeless Assistance Resource Team.
To contact the HART Team, clickhere.


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Cigarette Laws

Did you know tossing out a lit cigarette is a crime? Not only is it against the law, but you could cause a brush fire that leads to injury or death. Watch this video to learn more about cigarette laws and the high cost of tossing out those butts. Remember: Put Your Butt Out, Don't Flick It Out.

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Start Smart Program

The Start Smart Program is an opportunity for new drivers and their parents/guardians to clearly understand their responsibilities when a teen starts to drive. Taught by trained law enforcement personnel, it creates awareness of possible consequences, both financial and physical, of distracted or impaired driving, and provides applicable information about collision prevention.
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Sheriff’s Most Wanted

The Sheriff’s Department asks for your help to locate individuals wanted for committing local crimes. Check back often for updates.
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Cold Case Homicides

The Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help to solve several cold case homicides.

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